News Roundup – 6 October 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.

Question for Obama’s Syria plan: who are the ‘moderate’ rebels?

UN report details ‘staggering array’ of human rights abuses in northern Iraq (see here for report).

Analysis: why are western women joining the Islamic State?

Fighting rages in Iraq’s Anbar province.

ISIS flag flying in town near Turkey.

Syrian rebels say US airstrikes are bolstering Assad.

Shiite rebels are Yemen’s new masters.

UN Security Council reiterates ‘swift neutralization’ of FDLR armed group.

At least 16 dead, as French intervenes in rebel clashes.

Central African Republic: a never-ending quest to promote humanitarian rules.

Analysis: South Sudan at a crossroads.

War on Women: 15 minute film from IRINews on sexual violence in the DRC.

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