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News Roundup – 13 September 2012

September 13, 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’.

110 child soldiers deserted Colombia’s illegal armed groups in 2012.

Who are the jihadis in Libya?

Expert: Speaking Lingala did not prove soldiers were from Bemba’s militia.

Somali president escapes Mogadishu hotel bombing.

Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed.

Hamas divided, and a political choice.

International Crisis Group Report: The PKK and a Kurdish settlement.

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