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News Roundup – 5 November 2013

November 5, 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’.

Al-Qaida linked group strengthens hold in northern Syria. 

Nigeria: UN rights office condemns attack on wedding convoy which killed dozens. 

Rebel groups from North Mali agree to unite. 

France won’t delay troop reductions, despite killings. 

Bemba’s lawyers get two more weeks to conclude evidence. 

Former CAR rebel group loot and burn houses. 

DRC M23 rebels ‘end insurgency’. 

DR Congo rebels agree to disarm. 

Burma opens National Cease-fire with ethnic rebel groups. 

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