News Roundup – 13 October 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Colombia says FARC rebel chief traveled twice to Cuba for peace talk

“The Mission: A last defense against genocide”, an interesting long-read about the CAR fight between Seleka and Anti-Balaka

UN: Nine killed in suspected Ugandan rebel attack in DR Congo

DRC civilians face ADF rebel threat

South Sudanese rebels kill Ugandan soldiers in Upper Nile according to spokesperson

Somalia Expects Liberation of al-Shabaab-Controlled Areas by May

Kurdish Rebels Assail Turkish Inaction on ISIS as Peril to Peace Talks

Yazidi Women Captured by the Islamic State Suffer Terrible Fate

IS group admit mass enslavement of Yazidi women and children

Taliban adopts Islamic State terror tactics as U.S. troops exit Afghanistan

14 Afghan Forces Are Killed in Ambush by the Taliban

Stability returns in Myawaddy (Myanmar) after clashes

Six schools torched in restive Thai province

On Just Security: “Reflections on Hassan v UK: A Mixed Bag on the Right to Liberty” in two parts (see here for part 1)

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