News Roundup – 17-18 February 2015

About the author(s):

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.

Mapping Colombia’s illegal armed groups

Boko Haram insurgents attack Cameroon army base, several wounded

Libya’s descent into violence

Fear and silence in Libya as divisions deepen

Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

Human Rights Watch: Why the Fight Against ISIS is Failing

Syrian insurgent group says it will not meet ‘biased’ U.N. envoy

Syrian Government Forces Attempt to Cut Off Key Supply Route for Rebels

Indian army says entire top leadership of KPLT insurgent group arrested

Myanmar declares emergency in restive border region

Philippine government, MILF pressed to cooperate in rights probe of Mamasapano carnage

5 killed in leftist rebel attack in Davao Oriental (Philippines)

Fight among Philippine Moro armed groups displaces 15,000

Claus Kress on Just Security: The Fine Line Between Collective Self-Defense and Intervention by Invitation: Reflections on the Use of Force against ‘IS’ in Syria

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