News Roundup – 11-19th Sep 2017

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

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.

Reaping the whirlwind: drones flown by non-State actors now pose a lethal threat. 

IRIN news cheat sheet on humanitarian news: Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa and Trump at the UNGA. 

UN Security Council approves one year extension of UN’s political mission in Libya. 

Syria investigator del Ponte signs off with a sting. 

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Syria Commission of Inquiry. 

Rohingya militants vow to fight Myanmar despite disastrous cost. 

Nigeria: Herders against farmers – Nigeria’s expanding deadly conflict. 

New CRG investigative report: mass killings in Beni territory  (see here for report).

South Sudan needs more than a hybrid court. 

South Sudan army down plays rebel capability to disrupt oil production. 

UN Security Council approves mandate, size and operations of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. 

 

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