News roundup – 26 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.

UN Human Rights Council appoints third member of panel to investigate purported Gaza violations. 

Hamas claims Gaza truce with Israel. 

HRW: Gaza – Halt executions. 

Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” widespread and systematic persecution, Pillay. 

Insurgency deepens Iraqi ethnic, sectarian divides. 

US flights to ‘spy on Islamic State’ in Syria.

US alarm at airstrikes on Libya.  

Islamic State declaration spreads to Nigeria. 

Armed groups in Mali prepare for peacetalks. 

Rights groups denounce Mali for releasing jailed Islamist. 

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