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News Roundup – 11 April 2013

April 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’.

G8 Nations classify rape, sexual violence as war crimes. 

HRW Report on Syria conflict: ‘Death from the Skies’ – Deliberate and Indiscriminate Air Strikes on Civilians (see here for press release and here for report).

Syrian rebel group declares Al-Qaida ties, as Kerry diplomats discuss crisis. 

Nigeria militants reject amnesty. 

Central African Republic: ex-prisoners speak of abuses. 

Mali: ‘ Tortured’ Tuaregs die in Bamako jail. 

Many groups left out of Thai peacetalks. 

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