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News Roundup – 12 November 2012

November 12, 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’.

Free Syrian Army declares ‘major re-shuffle’ for better morale and control. 

Will the US send weapons now that the Syrian rebels have a President?

Syria National Coalition: Opposition groups consider forming U.S. backed assembly. 

Palestinian leadership rejects Obama’s appeal to delay UN recognition. 

Government and Boko Haram need to agree on the need for dialogue, says Sani. 

US troops should actively hunt for Kony. 

Israel retaliates after stray shell from Syria hits Golan Heights. 

DRC: Rebels say government forces attack. 

African bloc settles on plan for 3,300 troops to oust insurgents in Northern Mali. 


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