News Roundup – 1- 11th October 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.

Can International Humanitarian Law Restrain Armed Groups? Lessons from NGO Work on Anti-Personnel Landmines

New report from UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings on the impact of counter terrorism legislation on humanitarian action. 

New UNAMA report (quarterly) on protection of civilians in Afghanistan. 

Syria opposition rejects Idlib demilitarisation amid uncertainty over Sochi deal

US and UK halt key Syria aid shipments over extremist “taxes”

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

Dutch government backed groups involved in ethnic cleansing in Afrin: Experts

Iran votes to join pact to combat terror financing

Is armed insurgency a viable option for Kashmiri youth?

Surge in fighting among Libya’s ‘super militias’ imperils Western peace efforts

Concern over Bahai’ followers trial by Yemen rebels

Cameroon insurgency drains life from once vibrant towns

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis: Red Dragons and Tigers – the rebels fighting for independence

German police arrest six on suspicion of belonging to far-right terror group

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