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News Roundup – 13 December 2013

December 13, 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’.

Moderate Syrian rebels trying to recover after Islamists take over their headquarters. 

Syria: Islamist rebels kill Adra civilians. 

Pillay alarmed by rise of disappearances and abductions in Syria. 

Africa’s vast Sahel region threatened by terrorism, organised crime, Ban warns. 

Updated timeline of Boko Haram attacks and related violence. 

Civilian vigilante groups increase dangers in northeastern Nigeria. 

Violence intensifies in CAR conflict. 

DRC rebel forces given notice by UN envoy. 

DRC government signs deal with M23 in Kenya (also containing overview of rebel groups active in DRC).

Ban welcomes signing of declarations between DRC and M23. 

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