News Roundup – 28 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.

Assessing (again) the Defensive Operations in Syria. 

Jordan ready to ‘swap’ inmate for pilot held by ISIL. 

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah missile attack. 

Targeted sanctions and accountability key to end spiralling war crimes in Benghazi. 

Rebel group kills seven in worst attack against Damascus in seven years. 

Yola: the city where people fleeing Boko Haram outnumber the 400,000 locals. 

Military routs insurgents in the battle to capture Maiduguri. 

South Sudan: UN welcomes demobilization of child soldiers amid signs of peace. 

World must wake up to the ‘enormity’ of the CAR crisis. 

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