News Roundup – 4-7th May 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.

Ryan Goodman: The perverse and unintended consequences of Serdar Mohammed. 

What can we do in 5 days? Aid workers sceptical of Saudi truce. 

Amnesty Report: ‘Death Everywhere: War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo’

UNRWA calls for protecting civilians in Yarmouk camp. 

More than 40 Syrian armed groups invited to Geneva talks. 

Warfare and judicial imperialism in the UK. 

Ex-rebels in CAR live in fear and rotting barracks. 

CAR: Armed groups agree to release child soldiers, says UNICEF. 

Burundi standoff threatens CAR stability. 

Crisis Group: Congo is democratic change possible?

Enough Project report: Congo’s Conflict Gold Rush: Bringing Gold into the Legal Trade in the DRC. 

Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in DRC. 

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