News Roundup – 27 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.

U.S. judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison for taking hostages

FARC to recognize military victims of war crimes

Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

Human Rights Watch report: ‘Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp’: Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria

Dozens said to be killed in fresh CAR violence

UN and African Union in DRC urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat

Libyan death toll rises to 130 as heavy fighting in Libya’s Benghazi continues

Egypt blames ‘foreign hands’ in Sinai attacks

Kurdish Fighters Deny Claims of Syrian Rebel Assistance in Kobane

Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews

Al Qaeda militants push back Shi’ite rebels’ advance on central Yemen stronghold

Pakistan targets fighters in tribal region

Indian police kills ‘most-wanted’ KLO rebel

Myanmar Army Kills Journalist It Calls Karen Rebel

Bellinger on Lawfare on The Convention Against Torture: Extraterritorial Application and Application to Military Operations

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