News Roundup – 1-2 September 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.

Pitfalls abound in Colombia-FARC peace talks

Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa

Chatham House research paper: Nigeria’s Interminable Insurgency? Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis

Boko Haram said to have seized strategic Nigerian town

ICRC: Renewed violence in capital CAR and throughout the country

Rebels in CAR expel government ministers

Libyan Militias Seize Control of Capital as Chaos Rises

UN: Over 300 killed in clashes between Rezeigat and Ma’alia in East Darfur

Somali and AU forces in al-Shabab offensive

U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader, Al-Shabaab in Somalia confirms leader was targeted in US drone strike and U.S. acknowledges carrying out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

Human Rights Watch: Rising Civilian Toll in Luhansk (Ukraine)

Fatou Bensouda: the truth about the ICC and Gaza

Starvation as a weapon of war in Syria

Amnesty International: Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

Human Rights Watch: Evidence of Islamic State Cluster Munition Use in Syria

Human Rights Watch: Islamic State Executions in Tikrit

Islamic State claims to have beheaded American journalist Steven Sotlo


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