News Roundup – 28 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.

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives

Amnesty International: Fear and Loathing in Bangui (CAR)

Machete-armed locals patrol cities after Beni (DRC) massacre

Lebanon’s once-mighty Hezbollah is facing attacks in Syria — and also at home

Lebanon army back in control of Tripoli

Iraqi Kurds gather forces to aid embattled Syrian town fighting Islamic State

The Islamic State’s ‘Call of Duty’ allure

John Cantlie, British Hostage, Seen in ISIS Video Apparently From Kobani

Geneva Call: Major brigade of the Free Syrian Army commits against anti-personnel mines and sexual violence

“U.S. sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution” according to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper

UN Women Executive Director’s 28 October 2014 statement at the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: As nature of conflicts change, swifter action to protect targets of violence urged (see here for the UN secretary-General’s report on women and peace and security)

 

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