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News Roundup – 4 February 2014

February 4, 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’.

Army cyberspies monitored Colombian peace negotiators, magazine reports. 

Karzai arranged secret contacts with the Taliban. 

Pakistan: Taliban criticise peace talks delay. 

First UN report on children in Syria’s civil war paints picture of ‘unspeakable’ horrors (see here for a link).

UN delegation meets with Mali armed groups. 

Interactive: fight for a Tuareg homeland. 

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