News Roundup:20-27 February 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.

UNICEF: At least 65,000 children released from armed forces and groups over the last 10 years, UNICEF

A Deadly Peace in Colombia as FARC Disarms

Malian government says armed groups will return authorities to north

Building peace through video games in South Sudan

Russia-backed rebels issue ultimatum to Ukraine

Chatham House: Syrian Rebels Are Pushing Back Against Their Patrons

Turkish-backed rebels seize centre of al-Bab from ISIL fighters in Syria

‘Al-Qaeda is eating us’: Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists

Iraqi jets strike Islamic State in Syria for first time as troops advance in Mosul

Yemen’s Deputy Chief of Staff Killed by Rebel Houthi Attack

Rebels return soldiers’ bodies to Azerbaijan after row

10 Police Officers Killed in Ambush by Militants in Afghanistan

Senior Taliban leader killed in Kunduz air raid

3 soldiers and a woman killed in alleged rebel attack in Kashmir (India)

Thai army claims breakthrough pact with separatists in restive south

Myanmar’s Kachin armed groups want ‘terrorist’ label removed

Philippine militant group posts video claiming to show beheading of German hostage

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