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News Roundup – 29th October 2012

October 29, 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’.

Five specific questions journalists should ask about the drone strike policy.

Army medic and Royal marine killed in firefight that started by ‘mistake’.

Damascus car bomb shatters Syrian truce.

Fears of new front as Syrian rebels clash with Kurds.

Syria rebels seize Lebanese reporter over incompatible reporting.

Palestinians to seek UN recognition next month.

Insurgent attacks kill 18 across Iraq.

Sudan rebels shell southern city during defence minister visit.

Witness denies being paid to testify for Bemba.


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