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News Roundup – 17 September 2012

September 17, 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’.

FARC ready for peace, top Colombia rebel says. 

Afghanistan: NATO airstrike kill eight women in Lagham. 

2 U.S. marines killed in insurgent attack on British air base in southwestern Afghanistan. 

HRW – Syria: end opposition use of torture, executions. 

UN investigators draw up new list of Syria war crimes suspects. 

Slow, costly road to unity in Syria’s revolt. 

75 Kurdish rebels killed in clashes. 

Former Patasse spokesperson recounts Bozize rebel atrocities.

East African leaders urged to form their own ICC. 

Philippines armed group (MILF) rejects Al-Qaida call to attack US targets. 

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