News Roundup – 22-23 June 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.

Main Tuareg rebel coalition signs peace deal with Malian government 1 month after others did

A myriad armed groups in northern Mali

UN welcomes announcement by Mali armed groups of withdrawal from eastern town

Boko Haram raid in Niger leaves ‘dozens’ dead

Rwandan spy chief Karake held in London

Libya’s Tripoli forces hit Islamic State in Sirte with air strikes

U.S. Says Drone Killed an ISIS Member Linked to Benghazi Attack

As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’

Serbia seeks extradition of Bosnian wartime commander

UN report cites possible war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian groups in 2014 Gaza conflict (see here for the report)

Druze attack Israeli ambulance carrying wounded Syrians

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Assad troops and rebels targeting civilians in Syria

UN Expert Emmerson Calls On Security Council To Act To Protect Civilians In IS-held Areas and says Islamic State committing atrocities on ‘an industrial scale’

‘Nearly 3,000 alleged insurgents killed in Pakistan since last year’

MSF: Syria fuel shortages due to rebel infighting threaten lives

Kurdish forces capture ISIL base near Syria’s Raqqa

Yemeni rebels persist even as their heartland is destroyed in war

Taliban has a major northern Afghan city within its grasp for the first time since 2001

Taliban bombs rock Afghan parliament in brazen assault

UN Security Council votes to name and shame governments, groups who abduct children

Human Rights Watch: Civilian Harm From Explosive Weapons in Cities and Towns

Just Security posts on Center for Civilians in Conflict’s report The People’s Perspectives: Civilian Involvement in Armed Conflict: Exploding Civilian Involvement and “The People’s Perspectives” Report and on The Defense Department’s Indefensible Position on Killing Human Shields

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