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News Roundup – 25 March 2013

March 25, 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’.

About 200 former Libyan rebel fighters besiege prime minister’s office. 

Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation plunges Syrian opposition into chaos. 

Syrian rebel commander targeted in car bombing. 

Arms airlift to Syrian rebels expands, with help of CIA. 

Rebels capture CAR capital, president flees. 

35 killed after Mai Mai attack on Congo mining hub, says UN. 

HRW: Warlord Ntaganda at ICC a victory for justice. 

Fighting continues as rebel hit Northern Mali. 

Kurdish rebel group announces ceasefire with Turkey. 



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