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News Roundup – 11 January 2013

January 11, 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’.

Critics of US drone programme angered by John Brennan’s nomination to CIA.

Turf war feared after Syrian rebel leader killed.

Syrian rebels take Taftanaz airbase.

Malian government left reeling as rebels take village long held by army.

Mali seeks France’s help against rebels who are controlling the north and heading south.

French troops arrive in Mali.

CAR: ceasefire reached: rebel sources.

Central African Republic and rebels to form coalition government.

Rebel forces in Darfur deny government recaptured position.

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