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News Roundup – 21 May 2013

May 21, 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’.

International Crisis Group Report: Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan (see here for press release).

Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair.

Syrian and Hezbollah fighters press assault in key town.

Syrian ‘cannibal’ explains his actions.

Egypt sends more forces after Sinai kidnapping.

Boko Haram militants ‘arrested’ in Maiduguri.

Mali government to resume talks with the Tuareg.

UN voices its concern as fighting resumes between government and M23 forces.

M23 attacks DRC army as UN force deploys.

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