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News Roundup for 15th & 16th October 2013

October 16, 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’.

15th October 2013

Amnesty International: Deaths of hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Nigerian custody requires investigation (see here for the public statement)

France said to send extra troops to Central African Republic

DR Congo accuses M23 rebels and Rwanda of plotting new attacks

Life near the frontline in eastern DRC

African Leaders Endorse Expansion of Amisom Forces for Somalia

UN deplores violence in Syrian refugee camp that killed seven Palestinians

Taliban leader warns Afghanistan: Don’t deal with Americans

16th October 2013

International Crisis Group: Women and Conflict in Afghanistan (for executive summary see here and for report see here).

Syria conflict: Christians fleeing conflict. 

What next for Al-Shabaab? 

UN targeted by rebel forces in DRC. 

950 plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year. 

Nigerian military says 40 Islamic militants killed. 

Russia says foiled a plot to attack chemical weapons facility. 

Thailand: three insurgent suspects killed in firefight. 

Kurdish rebel chief urges ‘meaningful’ peace talks. 

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