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News roundup – 7 January 2013

January 7, 2013

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’.

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US drone attacks ‘counter-productive’ former Obama security adviser claims.

Patriot missiles sent to Turkey-Syrian border by NATO.

Assad’s calls for talks dismissed as a ‘waste of time’ by Syrian opposition.

Armed groups in DRC agree to ceasefire.

M23 rebels arrive for peacetalks.

DRC army has allied itself with FDLR says M23.

International Crisis Group Report: ‘Central African Republic: avoiding another battle of Bangui’.

Analysts question whether the CAR rebel alliance can last.

Child recruitment in CAR must end.

CAR: rebel advance worsens humanitarian crisis.

Al-Qaida carves out own country in Northern Mali.

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