News Roundup – 29 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.

Arms Treaty to become law but concerns over transfers remain. 

Lawfare blog: On Glenn Greenwald’s scepticism on threat claims about the Khorasan group by Jack Goldsmith and A Less Generous take on Greenwald’s Latest by Benjamin Wittes.

Syrian opposition forces, Obama’s key to defeating IS, says the Pentagon isn’t consulting them on airstrikes. 

US misjudged ISIL threat, Iraqi army. 

Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamist leaving home to join ISIS fighters. 

Left behind in North Waziristan. 

Libya pleads for help in combating terror group. 

Woman executed in rebel held Somali town. 

Rights groups hail ICC probe into CAR war crimes. 

South Sudan’s Bentui camp still a draw for IDPs. 

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