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News Roundup – 22 August 2013

August 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’.

UN to seek access to Syria ‘gas attack’ site.

Dispatches: the longest short walk in Syria.

The evidence of a chemical attack seems compelling – but remember – there’s a propaganda war on. 

Bemba trial: CAR rapes were fueled by drug-abuse. 

Darfur rebel groups meet with mediators in Arusha. 

UN mission in DRC steps up patrols in eastern DRC, sends in choppers to protect civilians. 

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?


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