News Roundup – 13-20th Feb 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.

More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict – UN

How militants in Iraq and Syria recruit and use children

Former British soldier in court for terrorism offence of fighting Isis

The Guardian view on Syria: the suffering grows and the world turns away

Taliban still intent on ruling Afghanistan after ‘peaceful’ message to US

Israeli military launched missiles at children playing on Gaza beach without first identifying targets

Pakistani terror groups launch multiple attacks in Jammu and Kashmir

South Sudan sentences rebel leader’s spokesman to death

CAR violence rises: ‘They shot my children and husband’

Rodrigo Duterte offers ‘per head’ bounty for rebels

Colombia war tribunals hope to heal wounds, punish atrocities

‘The training stays with you’: the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels

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