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News Roundup – 5 August 2013

August 5, 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’.

Syria: UN Human Rights Chief  urges probe into alleged execution of government soldiers.

Syrian rebels face UN investigation over Aleppo footage.

Syria’s Kurds mobilise to fight rebel groups linked to Al Qaida.

New UN Brigade may worsen crisis in DRC.

North Kivu braces for potential UN-armed group clashes.

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