News Roundup – 14-16 October 2014

About the author(s):

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.

Did Israel’s ‘Hannibal directive’ lead to a war crime in Gaza?

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebels, complicating fight against Islamic State

Chatham House video of Brahimi discussing Syria’s Conflict and the Impact on Its Neighbours: The Long View

US airstrikes said to have killed hundreds of IS fighters

On outskirts of Baghdad, Islamic State’s advances raise tensions

The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons, but “Islamic State militants do not appear to have seized any chemical weapons”

Exclusive video shows ISIL battle in Iraq

Amnesty International: Evidence of war crimes by government-backed Shi’a militias in Iraq

Al-Qaida fighters storm security base in Yemen

Houthi fighters seize Yemen city of Ibb

Pakistani Taliban Leaders Defect to Islamic State

Unknown Armed Group Kills Four And Wounds Nine Civilians in Myanmar

How to talk to terrorists

Blog post “A Different Perspective on Hassan v. United Kingdom: A Reply to Frederic Bernard”, on Strasbourg Observers

On Just Security, the second part of Reflections on Hassan v UK: A Mixed Bag on the Right to Liberty

International Crisis Group’s Global Briefing on 23-24 October 2014 (in Brussels)



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