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News Roundup – 7 September 2012

September 7, 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’.

Talks ‘radically impossible’ with Mali’s jihadists.

Mali rules out deployment of foreign troops in combat.

China forces return of Kachin to Burma: HRW reports.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab attacks African Union forces.

Islamic radicalism hits ancient city of Mombasa.

France sends funds to five Syrian civic groups in rebel held areas.

US sends more spies, diplomats to help organise, train and study Syria’s rebel ranks.

Assassination highlights rifts facing Syrian rebels.

Colombia’s FARC rebels ask government for ceasefire during peace negotiations.

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