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News Roundup – 5 October 2012

October 5, 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’.

Colombia peacetalks to begin on 17 October 2012.

As regional leaders shift stance, Syrian state TV aims rants at friends turned foes.

Private army formed to fight Somali pirates leaves troubled legacy.  

Somalia has made quantum leap in its progress, but security threats still remain.

France to push for UN resolution to encourage political and military response to Mali crisis.

Rwanda’s Kagame defiant over accusations of backing Congo rebels.

ICG Report: Eastern Congo – why stabilisation failed.

‘Congo rebels have legitimate concerns’.

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