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News Roundup – 30 May 2013

May 30, 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’.

Colombia rebel rejects peace deadline, saying electoral politics should not trump negotiations.

Hezbollah fighters ‘invading’ Syria.

Syria: US and UN condemn Hezbollah involvement in conflict.

UN Rights Council passes resolution demanding Syria protect civilians, grant aid access (see here for text of resolution).

Syrian rebel group criticises exiled leaders.

Pakistani Taliban appoint new deputy after US drone strike.

Militants threaten ‘all West Africa’.

Islamist radicalism: why does it lure some Africans?

UNICEF: 41 child soldiers with armed groups in Central African Republic released.

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