News Roundup – 11-12 August 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Human Rights Watch: Egypt’s Rab’a Killings Likely Crimes against Humanity

200 killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Borno, according to MP

Russian aid convoy ‘will not be admitted into Ukraine’

ICRC calls for clarity on Russian aid convoy

Thousands flee eastern Ukraine due to ‘critical’ situation in Luhansk

Talks on Ending Gaza War ‘Difficult’, but Truce Holds

Human Rights Watch on Widespread Impact of Power Plant Attack of 29 July

Yazidis at risk: UN urges rescue from IS jihadists

U.S. sending weapons directly to Kurdish forces, officials say

Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants

Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis

US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

Interactive guide of BBC on The rise of the Islamic State

Update of the NY Times’s The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video

Amnesty International report: Left in the dark: Failures of accountability for civilian casualties caused by international military operations in Afghanistan

Indian leader says Pakistan is waging ‘proxy war’

Meeting arranged to prepare for political dialogue with Myanmar armed groups

Ceasefire but no demining in Myanmar’s Kayah State



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