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News Roundup – 21 October 2013

October 21, 2013

HRW: Q&A on fully autonomous weapons. 

UN passes new resolution on women’s role in peace processes (see here for more coverage,  here for resolution and see here for Secretary General’s latest report on women, peace and security ).

US drone strikes may violate international law, says UN (see here for report by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism).

Afghan insurgent defects to Taliban, brings guns. 

Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses. 

M23 peace talks with DRC hits snags. 

ICRC: CAR – humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. 

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