News Roundup – 20 August 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

10 things that happened at the ICC so far this year. 

Family of Hamas military chief buried in Gaza. 

UN paper documents dire situation of former Aleppo prison inmates (click here for full OHCHR report).

Syria: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for respect for humanitarians. 

James Foley beheading: West condemns ‘barbaric’ murder. 

Britain investigating whether journalist’s executioner is a British citizen. 

A summer of shifting alliances: statement by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula announcing support for the IS. 

For middle class Kabul district insurgency comes home. 

Boko Haram forces victims to fight, kill. 

Suu Kyi meets leaders of armed ethnic groups. 

Clash over Kurdish rebel statue in Turkey kills one. 

New York Times interactive: Ukraine crisis in maps.

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