News Roundup – 5th-12th February 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.

Red Cross says budget higher because of protracted conflicts

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed

Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo ‘should be tried at The Hague

Kashmir gunfight enters second day, five soldiers dead

Kurdistan Regional Government: Allegations of Mass Executions

Deadly mosque blast hits Libya’s Benghazi

Yemen’s rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on

Exclusive: ‘We are in a war’ – Cameroon unrest confronted by army offensive

Children recount traua of abduction after mass release by South Sudan rebels

More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan – UN mission

Mali’s myriad armed groups prevent stability

Congo rebel leader extradited from Tanzania to face trial

Colombia’s ELN plans blockade to protest peace talks suspension

Colombia ELN rebel attack on Cano Limon pipeline extends pumping halt

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