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News Roundup – 22 January 2014

January 22, 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’.

Testy exchange sets tone as peace talks open in Syria. 

Syria talks stuck over Assad’s future. 

Evidence of crimes in Syria but no prospect of trials. 

A plot to attack the Belgian capital stokes fears that Europe will be targeted by radicalised fighters returning from Syria.  

Bodies dumped in CAR’s capital, Red Cross. 

Public killings highlight power shift in CAR. 

CAR’s new leader says to listen to armed groups. 

Abuses lead to call for accountability in South Sudan. 

United States Institute of Peace: Crisis and Opportunity in South Sudan.

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