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News Roundup – 7 October 2013

October 7, 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’.

Red Cross calls for crimes committed in ‘first person shooter’ video games to be punished. 

Rebel groups, al-Qaida affiliate in standoff over strategic town, Azaz. 

Syrian rebel groups tell Al-Qaida groups to withdraw.

Bahrain: international humanitarian law panel to be set up. 

Nigerian rights group asks ICC to investigate extremist school attacks as crimes against humanity. 

UN peacekeepers in Congo focus on new rebel groups. 

Rebel boss says troops took 55 Karen. 

Thailand: fierce battle leaves six dead in South. 

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