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News Roundup – 20 December 2013

December 20, 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’.

United Nations General Assembly adopts unanimous resolution against drone attacks. 

Drive for Syrian peace talks resume in November. 

Enforced disappearances in Syria widespread, reports UN rights panel. 

US counter-terrorism laws block humanitarian aid. 

CAR: UN experts urge parties to pull back from ‘brink’ of all-out war. 

Letter from Bangui: a Thursday of horror. 

South Sudan stands at ‘precipice’, says Barack Obama. 

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