News Roundup – 12 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.

Israel army opens criminal probes over Gaza conflict. 

CIA says IS numbers underestimated. 

As aspiring jihadists heed call of ISIS, home nations try to stymie them. 

Syrian rebels free UN peacekeepers. 

Malala suspects held, says Pakistan army. 

Death toll in CAR conflict tops 5,000. 

Livestreaming of event on 16th September at 14.00 GMT+01 (BST): ‘Central African Republic: Prioritising the protection of civilians – are we doing enough? 

An open letter signed by 70 academics, politicians and civil society professionals claims that DRC’s miners bear brunt of attempts to make minerals conflict free. 

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