News Roundup – 2 February 2015

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

William Schabas resigns as head of UN war crimes inquiry after Israel accuses him of pro-Gaza bias

Mali armed groups said to clash near Timbuktu

Nigerian troops fight back against Boko Haram’s big-city attack on Maiduguri

Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

Bomber blows herself up after Nigeria president’s rally

South Sudan’s warring sides agree fresh ceasefire deal, but What next for South Sudan’s 3,000 freed child soldiers?

Egypt court bans Hamas armed group

Ukraine, Rebel Talks End Amid Deadly Fighting

Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid

Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine’s War

US Weapons to Ukraine: Can the law protect in war?

‘Islamic State’ encroaching on Libya

Damascus Explosion Kills 7 Lebanese Shi’ite Pilgrims

Philippines mourns commandos killed in raid that threatens peace deal, yet Give peace a chance, say Philippine and rebel negotiators

 

Three blog posts on the 2008 killing by Israel and the USA of Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, in Syria: by Kevin Jon Heller on OJ , Ryan Goodman and Sarah Knuckey on Just Security and Jack Goldschith on Lawfare.

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