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News Roundup – 8 October 2012

October 8, 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’.

Peruvian rebels burn helicopters. 

Will Colombia have peace at last? 

NATO resumes training of Afghan police recruits. 

Qatar urges Syrian rebels not to kill Iranian prisoners. 

Kurdish autonomy in Syria troubling for rebels, Turkey

In the midst of Turkish strikes on Syria, “Rebels seize Syrian army outpost at Turkey border

Citing U.S. fears, Arab allies limit Syrian rebel aid. 

Philippines and muslim rebels agree landmark peace deal. For the full text of the framework agreement, see here and for a guide to the conflict in Philippines, see here.

International Criminal Court faces funding crisis. 

Nigerian troops target Boko Haram in Damaturu. 

Regional leaders to meet on DR Congo unrest. 

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