News Roundup – 20-27th 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.

Rebels in Syria’s eastern Ghouta welcome U.N. ceasefire resolution

Security Council Demands 30-day Cessation of Hostilities in Syria to Enable Humanitarian Aid Delivery, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2401 (2018)

Stop the “monstrous annihilation” of Eastern Ghouta – Zeid

Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

Afghanistan Unveils Plans for Controversial Militia Force

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Hamas enters new phase of confrontation with Islamic State

Tuareg militias battle Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali

Shabaab claims deadly assault on presidential palace in Mogadishu

Shifting relationships, growing threats: Who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

South Sudan sentences South African to hang over aid to rebel chief

U.N. warns of extraordinary humanitarian disaster in southeast Congo

South Sudan rebels free Kenyan pilots after compensation paid, rebel spokesman says

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