News Roundup – 8-15th January 2018

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.

Financing armed groups during ceasefires

The Independent Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: Has the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Awoken?

Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG

Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in ‘de-escalation’ areas

Talks with rebels in no-man’s land as Russia eyes post-war role in Syria

Syrian government must allow 529 sick and injured civilians out of Eastern Ghouta

Syria monitor: Over 20 killed in Idlib car bomb blast

Car bomb blast in Sidon wounds Hamas member

Armed Kurdish groups want disputed territory back in Iraq

Israel using electricity to blackmail Gaza

Kashmir civilian, rebel killed during anti-India fighting

Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave ‘innocent civilians’

Colombia’s ELN rebels resume attacks as ceasefire expires

Colombia’s community leader assassinations up 45% in 2017

Once again, our thanks go to Sam Jackson for the compilation of this news roundup.

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