News Roundup – 20 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.

NY times opinion pages: The reign of ‘terror’. 

Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability.

Pakistan calls for global norms to use drones.

Afghanistan: Life inside a Taliban stronghold. 

International Crisis Group report: Afghanistan’s political transition. 

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds join Kobane fight. 

Dozens dead in Yemen, as Shiite rebels fight Sunnis. 

Nigerian agreement enhances Boko Haram’s stature, says expert. 

Fighting erupts between two Tuareg armed groups in northern Mali. 

Sudan could be funding South Sudan rebels, says report. 

More on the documents allegedly smuggled out of Sudan showing it is funding Machar rebels: The world according to Khartoum. 

Rebel faction in South Sudan says it will not re-unify unless Kiir steps down. 

DRC: UN envoy calls for decisive joint military action to neutralize rebels. 

Eastern Congo faces second deadly attack in a week. 

Gunmen free 100s of prisoners from eastern DRC. 

Central African Republic: UN officials deplore the targeting of hospitals and patients. 

Germany: report blames pro-Russian rebels for M17 crash. 

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