News Roundup – 7-14 September 2015

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

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.

Throughout the month of September, Lawfare, EJILTalk! and Intercross will be running a joint series following up on this summer’s 3rd Annual Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict which took place at Oxford University.

On Lawfare, Joanna Harrington blogs: Querying the roles for human rights bodies in the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

Noam Lubell: The legal questions about the UK’s drone strikes in Syria. 

Dapo Akande: Embedded troops and the use of force in Syria.

New report from Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict: Central African Republic: attacks on schools endangering students. 

Statement of the Prosecutor of the ICC following the confirmed death of LRA commander Okot Odhiambo. 

Red cross to civilians: spare civilians in lumad crisis in Philippines. 

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