News roundup – 16th Oct -5th November 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.

Sam Jackson has prepared the news roundup for the period 16th October – 5th November. Please see below!

16th October – 22nd October

Syria destroying homes in ex-rebel areas to block residents from returning: HRW

Deadline passes for Syria’s Idlib buffer without fighters leaving

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

East Libya forces reopen probe into Abdel Fattah Younes killing

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre

Where armed groups rule

Nigeria: Boko Haram killing of aid worker Hauwa Liman is a war crime

Dissident republicans: Armed groups in Co Derry warn of ‘serious consequences’ for ‘criminal elements’

23rd October – 29th October

Syria summit: call for ‘lasting ceasefire’ at last rebel-held stronghold, Idlib

Coalition troops in Manbij clashed with armed group believed to be Turkish-backed rebels

India, Myanmar agree to take on insurgents

Wave of rebel attacks leads to surge in DRC Ebola cases

ICC trial of LRA leader only part of search for justice in Uganda

Armed US militia groups prepare to see off migrant caravan at the Mexico border

30th October – 5th November

Turkey tries managing Syrian rebel factions without disturbing status quo – analyst

Early solution to insurgency problem in Manipur difficult: Army

Yemen war: 150 killed over weekend as Saudi-led airstrikes pound rebel areas

Once at Guantanamo, 5 senior taliban members now join political office in Qatar

TV journalist, two policemen killed in India rebel attack

Israel’s deliberate targeting of children is an ongoing war crime, says PLO official

Three Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli drone strike as tensions mount on Gaza strip

South Sudan frees rebel chief’s associates to back peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

Support for ethnic armed group service provision will aid federalism, say researchers

Colombia: Guerrillas should free kidnapped people

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