News Roundup – 19th-24th April 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.

General non-international armed conflict:

Interview with ICRC President on international engagement. 

Barking up the wrong tree: how not to save the British Armed Forces from legal defeat. 

Chatham house event video: Negotiating with Terrorists. 


In Bögota, UN chief says ‘peace is only option’ in Colombia. 

Are women key to peace in Colombia?


Pakistan uses hostage killing to underline risk of drone strikes.


Taliban launch Spring offensive. 


Syrian opposition groups reject UN sexual crimes accusations. 


Saudis launch new air strikes, as US concerns grow about Yemen war. 


Ethiopia mourns barbaric killing of Christians by ISIL.


Kenya’s anti-terror border wall sparks heated debate. 


International Crisis Group briefing: chaos in Darfur. 


CAR – decisive step in the transition process. 

Central African Republic establishes special criminal court. 


Ntaganda case to start in July 2015. 

South Sudan:

South Sudan army repels attack on Malakal. 


Ukraine crisis: rebel leader warns truce could fail. 

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