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News Roundup 3 August 2012

August 3, 2012

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law and international human rights. 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. Katharine has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and she is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog. She has recently started a 3-year NWO-Veni research project called ‘Dangerous Liaisons: civilian agency, armed groups and international law’.

Tajikistan: armed group is offered amnesty in exchange of weapons.

Syrian rebel army chief slams new rebel group.

Seven Iranian aid workers abducted by unknown armed group in Libya.

Syrian rebels risk losing the moral high ground, as video shows summary executions.

Will ethnic alliances protect Bosco Ntaganda?

Afghan forces thwart insurgent attack on Kabul.

Battles in Syria as UN vote looms.

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