News Roundup – 26 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.

Syria calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia. 

Threats to media freedom in Afghanistan: “Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family”

ISIL offers to swap Japanese hostage for Iraqi woman jailed in Jordan. 

Parts of Yemen are now threatening to secede after Houthi rebel takeover. 

UN to hold new Libya talks in Geneva, as gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister. 

One tumultous year in power for CAR’s president. 

Dominic Ongwen makes first appearance before the ICC. 

Rockets kill 30 in Mariupol as rebels launch offensive. 

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