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News Roundup – 19 August 2013

August 19, 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’.

Make of Break: Iraq’s Sunnis and the State. 

Abubakar Shekau of Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘may be dead’. 

Congo rebel groups say army strike kill civilians. 

UN Mission welcomes release of children recruited by DRC armed group. 

Charity helps former child soldiers on road to recovery. 

New CAR President, more misrule. 

CAR gets brand-new AU peace keeping mission, no one cares. 

African panel investigating rebel support claims arrives in Sudan. 

Somalia’s government executes Islamic extremist rebel convicted of killing journalist. 

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