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News Roundup – 22 May 2013

May 22, 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’.

A FARC rebel in Colombia explains why he wanted out.

Seven Egyption security force hostages freed in Sinai.

Syria: rebel leader in hiding after disputed merger.

Rebel leader claims Sudan planning to use chemical weapons against his forces.

IDPs attacked in South Darfur en route to Dereige camp.

Russia says its killed senior Islamic insurgent.

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