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News Roundup – 15 May 2013

May 15, 2013

Peruvian Minister of Environment: Peru’s Illegal Mining on Verge of Funding Armed Groups

Goodluck Jonathan declares emergency in three Nigerian states, and Nigeria Responds to Upsurge in Boko Haram Violence

CAR Instability Said to Help Lord’s Resistance Army Regroup

Hamas leader Meshaal: ‘We Are Not Fanatic Killers’

Video purporting to show Syrian rebel atrocity highlights challenges facing West on aid, and Syria mutilation footage sparks doubts over wisdom of backing rebels, whilst the Syrian rebel defends eating dead soldier’s organs as revenge. See also this interesting analysis by a German psychologist on The desecration of bodies in war

Landmine casualties rising in Kachin (Myanmar)

Three blog posts on the referral to the ICC by the Comores of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident: by Bill Schabas, Kevin Jon Heller (here and here), and Dapo Akande.

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    May 16, 2013 12:57 am

    Hi Rogier! I didn’t know you had a blog. Here is my own take on the referral, specifically on whether this is a ‘situation’ or not: http://dovjacobs.blogspot.nl/2013/05/the-comoros-referral-to-icc-of-israel.html

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