News Roundup – 15-22nd 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.

Shovels: Lawful Weapons or War Crime?

Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Syrian war: Reports of chlorine gas attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Kabul hotel attack: guests ‘sprayed with bullets as they ran’

Analysis: Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound

Taliban Fighters Using High-Tech Gear Kill Afghan Forces

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

Monitor says 450 Yemeni civilians killed in December

PLO’s Central Council revised agenda leaked

Libya: Impunity Drives Violence

Once again, thanks goes to Sam Jackson for the preparation of this news roundup.

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