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News Roundup – 14 December 2012

December 14, 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’.

Assad fires scud missiles in new efforts to force back rebels.

Assad losing war against rebels, Russia admits.

Hamas states first West Bank rally in five years.

African Union condemns armed attacks perpetrated in Central African Republic.

Congo rebel groups wants President to resign according to list of demands shown to the Associated Press.

DRC Government and M23 in closed talks in Uganda.

Witnesses: Dozens of militants descend on Northern Mali city of Timbuktu.

Mali: Interim Prime Minister sworn in.

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