News Roundup – 3 December 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.

Geneva Call: 35 armed movements adopt a declaration to better protect civilians in armed conflicts. 

New Syrian rebel grouping fails to entice major rebel factions. 

Iranian airstrikes target ISIS in Iraq. 

Getting the balance right on ISIL videos.

Yemen car bomb target’s Iran ambassador.

Raids target Libya warehouse and factory. 

Great Lakes envoys outraged by spate of civilian massacres in eastern DRC. 

Rebel leader’s claim of ties to FSB omitted by Russian media. 

MILF makes assurances that it will stop using child soldiers. 

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