News Roundup – 15 & 16 January 2015

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.

Lawfare blog: Notes on the Erosion of Norms of Armed Conflict. 

Understanding Colombia’s armed conflict: the role of drugs. 

Shaky truce in rebel-held area of Homs. 

ICRC ready to help with Lebanese hostage negotiations. 

Nigerian lives matter – the Baga controversy. 

Amnesty International: Satellite images show horrific scale of Boko Haram attack on Baga. 

US special forces hand over Ugandan rebel chief Ongwen. 

Dominic Ongwen and the slow-grinding wheels of international justice. 

Why the UN is planning a fresh military offensive in DRC against the FDLR.

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