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News Roundup – 16 October 2012

October 16, 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’.

With peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC due to start this week in Norway, we have several stories on the topic:-

Colombian FARC delay their arrival in Norway for peace talks.

Colombia rebels’ post-conflict role a key issue in peace talks.

Dutch woman in Colombian rebel delegation at peace talks.

Make victims’ rights central to Colombia peace talks, says HRW.

And in the rest of the news:-

Sykpe become operations centre for Syrian rebels.

New evidence Syria dropped cluster bombs.

Syrian rebels reject call for a ceasefire.

Conflict keeps Northern Mali children from school.

Sudan army, rebels clash in oil producing border state.

Amend Philippine draft law on child soldiers, says HRW.

Oil and gas will decide the day for Thailand’s insurgents.

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