News Roundup – 12-17 July 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.

More satellite imagery to assist human rights work. 

Why peace won’t be enough for Colombia.

Colombia fails to support child soldiers deserting illegal armed groups according to Colombian Ombudsman

The FARC’s biggest fear: Colombia’s paramilitary groups

Widespread human rights violations being committed by all sides in Iraq, says UN (see here for report).

UN humanitarian head appalled by catastrophic situation in Yemen. 

The Libyan Political Dialogue: an incomplete consensus. 

HRW: DRC should arrest rebel leader wanted by ICC. 

Progress in UN-DRC action against armed group. 

Taking justice to a whole new level: the special criminal court in CAR. 

Timber companies paid CAR armed groups millions, report finds (see here for report).

Textbooks and Assault rifles: the student soldiers in rebel-held Ukraine. 

Russia fights calls for tribunal one year after downing of MH17.

Burundi president’s faces emerging armed rebellion as vote looms

Tunisian Forces Kill 3 Senior Leaders of Insurgent Group

The forgotten conflicts

Islamist Insurgent Attacks Kill at Least 14 in Northeast Nigeria

Fugitive rebel chief of Allied Democratic Forces extradited to Uganda

Battle Breaks Out on Ethiopia-Eritrea Border

Far right group challenges Ukraine government after shootout

Pentagon Faces Heat Over Syria Rebel Training Program

Where will all the weary Taliban fighters go?

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