News Roundup – 10-19 April 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.

Livestream to ALMA’s IHL Forum this evening: Recent Events in Syria 

“Things that money alone cannot buy”: defining reparations in cases of sexual violence. 

Ms Virginia Gamba of Argentina for Special Representative of the Secretary General on children and armed conflict. 

April monthly update on children and armed conflict, by Watchlist. 

Rebel court sentences Yemen journalist to death. 

Syrian safe zones: the dangers. 

Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs condemns bombing of civilians killed during Syria evacuation. 

Nigerian government confirms further negotiation with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls. 

Further mass graves and killings found in Kasais, says Zeid. 

South Sudan: new spate of ethnic killings. 

South Sudan governor says repulsed rebel attack on Raja. 

Rebel commander splits away from SLM-AW in Central Darfur. 

Philippine army plans all Muslim units to tackle insurgency. 

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