News Roundup – 23-30 January 2017

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.

The news roundup is back by popular demand, this time in a weekly bundle……

ISIL deliberately targeting civilians in eastern Mosul. 

UN aid officials urge Security Council to push for greater humanitarian access in Syria. 

Syrian troops take control of water supply from rebels

Syria: rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists. 

Ex-M23 rebels crossing from Uganda causes growing headache for Kabila and Congo. 

SPLM-N calls on Security Council to back new humanitarian and political process in Sudan. 

Signaller reveals secret LRA codes at Ongwen ICC trial. 

Mozambique rebel leader accuses soldiers of violating ceasefire. 

Phillippine troops kill 15 Islamic State supporters; rebel leader wounded. 

Humanitarian groups jointly demand end to escalating conflict in Myanmar. 


Prosecutor warns ICC will try military commanders if Colombia transitional justice fails. 



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