News Roundup – 9-17th April 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.

Syrian army vows to press war, rebels say strikes not enough

IRGC-controlled Syrian militia declares jihad against US forces in Syria

Kurdish-Held Detainees in Syria Are Not in a “Legal Gray Area”

‘No British involvement’ in interrogation of IS ‘Beatles’

Politics and oil: the unseen drivers of violence in Congo’s Ituri Province

Taliban overruns Afghan district, kills governor

At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

Islamic Jihad Union conducts joint raid with the Taliban

Armed groups control Libyan prisons, torture rampant: U.N. report

Fighters disguised as peacekeepers attack UN base in Mali

ICC prosecutes Islamist militant on groundbreaking gender-based charges

Civilians killed in Central African Republic were ‘manipulated’: U.N.

Nigeria: 149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

One killed, dozens wounded in clashes in Central African Republic

Ecuadorian journalists kidnapped by rebels have been killed, president says

Ecuador gives Colombian insurgents 12 hours to prove captives alive

In blow to peace, Colombia jails ex-rebel on US drug warrant

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