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News Roundup – 21 January 2014

January 21, 2014

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’.

Colombian troops kill FARC rebels in clash. 

Systematic killing evidence in Syria, just tip of the iceberg – aid agencies. 

Major Syrian rebel group rejects peace talks. 

Lyse Doucet: are Geneva II talks a start for Syria?

HRW criticises inaction on Syria (see here for HRW’s World Report 2014).

Al-Qaida group claims attack on Beirut suburb. 

Aid continues to get through in Anbar, but need continues to grow. 

South Sudan president hits out at UN. 

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