News Roundup – 16-20 March 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.

Colombian rebels threaten to end unilateral truce

UN: Neo-paramilitary groups pose biggest threat to security and human rights in Colombia

Armed groups want new talks on Mali peace accord

Nigerian Army Noticeably Absent in Town Taken From Boko Haram

Congolese Lessons for the Great Lakes

SPLM-N (Sudan) Proposes ‘Ceasefire On Humanitarian Grounds’

UNICEF: South Sudan children ‘increasingly abducted to fight war’

UN: Darfur security, humanitarian situations ‘deteriorated significantly’

Air attack on Tripoli airport delays peace delegation

Human Rights Watch: Militia Attacks Destroy Villages, Displace Thousands in Iraq

Info graphic “After ISIS Retreats in Iraq, Evidence of Shiite Retaliation”

Armenia and Azerbaijan Clash Over Separatist Region

Suicide bombers strike rebel-linked mosques in Yemen

IDF issues 3rd report on Gaza war probes

Militants Attack Police Station in India

Pakistan military says 34 ‘terrorists’ killed in Khyber offensive

Bomb kills 2 at Shiite mosque in Pakistan’s largest city


Attack in Tunis:

ISIL claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

Attack stokes instability fears in North Africa

Tunisia says museum attack plotters trained in Libya

Tunisia attack highlights threat of violence spilling over from Libya



Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Controversial ‘Special Status’ Law For Rebel-Held East

Human Rights Watch: More Civilians Killed in Cluster Munition Attacks in Ukraine

The woman who leads a rebel Ukraine army unit

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