News roundup 14-20 March 2017

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

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.

Confirmed al Qaeda member convicted of terrorism in New York court

Widespread conflict between Dinka and non-Dinka in the Equatorias

Security forces in Congo Republic kill 15 alleged rebel fighters

Fresh clashes in Tripoli threaten fragile ceasefire

European Court of Justice: “Actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute ‘terrorist acts’”

Ukraine orders blockade on rebel-held east

Syria: Six years of conflict

Six years into Syria’s war, rebel areas face deepening medical crisis

Damascus Suicide Bombings Could Indicate New Insurgent Strategy

Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria

How chlorine gas became a weapon in Syria’s civil war

Syrian Kurds say Russia to build base in Afrin

100,000 flee as Iraqi forces advance in west Mosul

Rebel missile attack said to have killed 22 Yemeni troops

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