News Roundup – 18 November 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

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.

Global Terrorism Index 2014 includes the following key facts:-

  • 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
  • 82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
  • Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIL, and al Qa’ida.
  • More than 90% of all terrorist attacks occur in countries that have gross human rights violations.
  • 40 times more people are killed by homicides than terrorist attacks

FARC rebels admit capturing Colombian general, but want peace talks to continue. 

Five Jordanians jailed for ISIL membership?

Amid monstrous violence, ISIL aims to tear Iraq apart, build state of terror, warn UN officials. 

Mali hostage daughter’s ‘shock’ at jihadist video. 

How will the Boko Haram insurgency impact on the 2015 election in Nigeria?

Solheim says Sri Lanka aware of rebel funding. 

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