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News Roundup – 8 October 2013

October 8, 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’.

ICC urges Security Council support to enforce its decisions (see here for report).

Syria: The world must stop these attacks on doctors and hospitals (see article here and BBC Panorama programme – only available in the UK –  here).

Forget chemical weapons, Assad regime uses starvation as tactic against rebels. 

Syrian rebel groups battle eachother in the North, at least 19 killed. 

How the US is interrogating an Al-Qaida suspect on a navy ship on the Mediterranean sea. 

Kenyan militant commander target of US Somali raid.

The raids in Kenya and Somalia  –  theories of self-defense?

Islamists fire shells at Gao in northern Mali. 

Philippines: MILF to create buffer zones to protect civilians. 

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