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News Roundup – 20 September 2012

September 20, 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’.

Colombian rebel says no deadline for peace talks.

US in Afghanistan: opinion divided over suspension of joint operations.

Pakistan must pressure Taliban, Former US envoy says.

Syrian conflict: Jihadis man front lines.

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Turkey.

Sudan: US Special Envoy meets with Darfur rebel groups and SRF.

UN backs naming and shaming of armed groups and governments that recruit child soldiers.

Who creates harmony the world over? Women. Who signs peace deals? Men.

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