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News Roundup – 16 & 17 December 2013

December 17, 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’.

Syria – Rebel held area excluded from ‘vaccination’ drive.

Syrian opposition vows to help prevent journalists being captured. 

UNOCHA: Northeast Nigeria: 2013 in review. 

South Sudan clashes: ‘Dozens of soldiers killed; in Juba. 

After North Kivu, DRC forces set sights on Orientale. 

Making sense of the DRC declarations on M23. 

DRC: death threats and intimidation silencing human rights defenders. 

DRC establishing order in former rebel strongholds. 

North Caucasus insurgent leader, three alleged associates killed. 

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