News Roundup – 20/21 November 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.

Just Security: UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the right to liberty and security: a missed opportunity?

Just Security: The United States and the Torture Convention: Armed Conflict. 

Opinio Juris Guest Post: the suspension of the Colombian peace talks and the illegality of the deprivation of liberty of members of state armed forces in non-international armed forces. 

FARC agreed to release Colombia’s general. 

ICC prosecutor mulls war crimes charges against jihadists.

United Nations Third Committee adopts draft resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria. 

UN armed Syrian opposition ‘ surrenders’ to Al-Qaida? And Al-Qaida are now affiliates of the Islamic State.

Can the Islamic State be forced to pay reparations to its victims?

Temporary truce declared in Libya’s Benghazi. 

Mali, rebels start third round of talks. 

Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death. 

UNHCR: Sudanese refugees struggle to get by as new dangers in CAR conflict. 

Enough Project report: Joseph Kony’s rebels sell ivory minerals (see here for press release).

OHCHR says nearly 1,000 dead amidst shaky Ukraine ceasefire (see report here).

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