News roundup – 9 September 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.

EJIL:Talk! Refusing to negotiate can have tragic consequences. 

Dispatches: Can the UN Security Council protect children from conflict?

Op-ed: The Saudis can crush ISIS. 

Syria rebel leader killed by suicide blast. 

HRW: Spiraling militia attacks in Libya may be war crimes. 

Boko Haram kills ex-president Obasanjo’s son. 

Nigeria’s Boko Haram seize Michika in Adamawa state. 

Al Shabab suicide bomber kills at least 12 in Somalia. 

Philippine president, rebel agree on autonomy bill. 

MH17 crash caused by ‘objects penetrating aircraft from the outside’. 

Rebel leader in eastern Ukraine expects prisoner exchange on Wednesday. 

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