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News Roundup – 22 October 2013

October 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’.

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes says Amnesty International (see here for Amnesty International Report: Will I be next? US drone strikes in Pakistan).

HRW Report: Between a drone and Al-Qaida – the civilian cost of US Targeted Killings in Yemen. 

Top Syrian commander killed in clashes, insurgents.


Syrian opposition sets condition on talks. 

Syrian opposition urged to join ‘Geneva II’ talks. 

Nigerian rebel group takes credit for oil spills.

Humanitarian Policy Group Working Paper: Talking to the other side: humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors in Darfur, Sudan, 2003-2012.

‘Renamo attack’ on Mozambique’s Maringue police station. 

Kurdish rebels warn of new conflict in Turkey.

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