News Roundup – 23 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.

BBC Hardtalk with Luis Moreno-Ocampo: Prosecutor of the ICC between 2003-2012

Abbas said close to deciding on ICC war probe. 

IS strikes: not America’s fight alone, says Obama. 

Opinio Juris guest post: Pesky questions of international law: What’s the basis for air strikes against Syria?

US invokes defence of Iraq in saying air strikes in Syria are legal. 

See Fuelling ISIS Inc for a really interesting article on the connection between ISIS and oil smuggling. See here and here for guest posts by Erik Zouave on Iraq, Syria and the trade in opposition oil.

The Fight of their Lives – ISIS versus the Kurds

Obama taps star general to build Syrian rebel army to fight ISIS. 

Finding ‘right rebels’ in Syria: tough job. 

Charles Lister podcast on the ongoing conflict in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra’s evolution and current strategy, and the status of moderate rebel groups.

Senior commanders quit the Central African Republic Seleka rebel group. 

Yemeni PM submits resignation amid reports of rebel advances. 

Report by HRW shows that conflict-era rapes in Nepal have gone unpunished (see here for report).

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