News Roundup – 27 June – 5 July 2017

About the author(s):

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.

Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier

Venezuela Helicopter assault: Real attack or staged hoax?

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine, abduct dozens in Niger

At least 22 killed in Central African Republic clashes

Human Rights Watch report “Killing Without Consequence: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic

Fierce fighting as East Libyan forces close in on last Benghazi holdout

Amnesty International: People ‘burned to death in homes’ by South Sudan’s government militias

See here for Amnesty’s report “South Sudan – Atrocities in Equatoria Region trun country’s breadbasket into killing field”

Raids on Uganda show South Sudan’s war spilling across its borders

U.S. conducts air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab militants

Hundreds have gone missing in eastern Ukraine’s dirty war

Trial of any MH17 suspects to be held in Dutch court

Iraqi forces recapture historic Mosul mosque, now little more than rubble

U.S.-backed forces breach the wall of Raqqa’s Old City in the heart of the ISIS capital

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Confirms Use of Chemical Weapons in Khan Shaykhun (Syria) on 4 April 2017

Fall of Mosul: Is it the beginning of the end for ISIL?

Khamenei’s representative says Islamic state’s Baghdadi ‘definitely dead’

Former French judge to lead UN Syria war crimes probe

Philippine troops arrest Marawi militants’ ‘main financier’


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