News Roundup – 21 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.

Violence kills a child every five minutes, most of them outside war zones, says UN. 

How to train a Syrian rebel: inside Turkey’s training camps. 

Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing Kobane. 

Community leaders, religious leaders must condemn ISIL atrocities, UN rights official (see here for press release).

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for the Kurds. 

UN Security Council extends EU mission in Central African Republic to March 2015. 

South Sudan at ‘crossroads’ as it seeks to combat sexual violence, says UN official. 

Ukraine: widespread use of cluster munitions. 

Eastern Ukraine conflict: summary killings, misrecorded and misreported. 

Karen women’s groups support reunification of ethnic armed forces. 


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