News Roundup – 24 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.

UN Human Rights Council condemns arbitrary killings by use of armed drones in Pakistan.

Hezbollah: armed drone? Militants’ new weapon. 

Are the US airstrikes against Syria legal? And what does it mean if they are not? 

The audacity of airstrikes and secret deals: just making ISIS stronger? 

US President urges cooperation to combat extremism, renew multilateral system. 

Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader calls for mass mobilization against ISIS. 

French hostage in Algeria is beheaded in new video. 

Yemen deal brings little solace. 

Yemeni Shiite rebel vows to fight Al-Qaida. 

Libya: Assassinations may be crimes against humanity. 

Statement by ICC Prosecutor on opening a second investigation in the Central African Republic (see here for the OTP Article 53(1) Report which finds that a reasonable basis to believe that both anti-balaka and Seleka members have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity)

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