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News Roundup – 23 April 2013

April 23, 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’.

FARC controls 60% of the drug trade.

Taliban captives ‘well looked after’ in Afghanistan’s Logar.

Gunmen abduct two bishops in northern Syria.

US: More help for Syrian rebels.

CAR rebels demand pay.

CAR: UN official visiting CAR calls for end to abuses and disorder.

Somali broadcasting journalist killed.

Peacetalks approach, insurgency erupts in Thailand.

Thailand: investigation into anti-peacetalk banners.

HRW: Burma: End ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims (see report here).

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