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News Roundup – 5 February 2013

February 5, 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’.

Drones: Memo – U.S. government can kill Americans with no plans to attack U.S.

Colombian ELN rebels say they seized two foreigners.

International Crisis Group: Egypt – conflict alert.

‘Al Qaida fighters’ arrested in Northern Mali.

Mali conflict: Chad army enters Kidal.

Burma government and Kachin rebels hold peace talks.

Sri Lankan leader seems to reject greater autonomy for the Tamils.

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