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News Roundup – 19 March 2014

March 19, 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’.

ICTJ Forum series on Truth Commissions and Peace Mediation: Ian Martin (see here for podcast).

Terrorists or freedom fighters? Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan challenges Martin McGuiness, exploring the definition of terrorism and when to negotiate with the enemy.

Former Abu Graihb detainees ask US appeals court to reinstate lawsuit.

Oil pipeline bombed in Colombia.

Colombian rebel pleads guilty to hostage taking.

DRC army captures rebel held town after six years.

Joint NGO letter urges swift implementation of robust DDR project in DRC.

Rebel leader defects in Jonglei State, South Sudan.

New mountain unit to take on rebels in Thailand.

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