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News Roundup – 8 May 2013

May 8, 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’.

Syrian rebel leader Salim Idriss admits difficulty of unifying fighters.

Syrian rebels react coolly to Russian-US proposal for peace conference.

UN says 4 peacekeepers detained by armed men on patrol in area separating Syria and Israel.

Bodies pour in as Nigeria hunts for Islamists.

Sudan hopes that reports that Uganda has banned rebel groups holding meetings are true.

Global Witness: new investigation reveals high-level of military involvement in eastern Congo’s gold trade (see here for full report).

PKK set to begin withdrawal from Turkey.

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