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News Roundup – 7 November 2013

November 6, 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’.

On International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, Ban calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries.

Colombia agrees FARC political participation. 

Nigerian farmers lose $19m to the uprising. 

Al-Qaida killed French reporters in Mali. 

Chad soldiers trained in IHL before their deployment to Mali. 

After outside pressure, Congo rebels lay down their weapons. 

Joseph Kony ‘the adventure show’. 

Mozambique rebel group rejects peacetalks. 

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