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News Roundup – 23-30 May 2017

May 30, 2017

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’.

Secretary-General says ‘No one is winning today’s wars, everyone is losing’ as Security Council debates protection of civilians in armed conflict (see here for report on protection of civilians in armed conflict).

Statement of the ICC Prosecutor to the UNSC on Libya

Airstrikes, ISIL causing civilian casualties in Syria. 

ICC says its monitoring CAR violence. 

UN human rights report maps 13 years of impunity and violence in the Central African Republic. 

What I learnt from Boko Haram? A repentant insurgent. 

Disarmed and dangerous: can former FARC guerillas adjust to civilian life? 

Colombia pushes back deadline for rebel disarmament. 

Sudan: rebels resume heavy fighting in north Darfur. 

Myanmar invites 3 previously shunned ethnic armed groups to peace process. 

Victims views on truth seeking and memorials in Nepal take centre stage in new report from ICTJ and Martin Chautari Institute. 

Philippines turns to heavy firepower as hunt for rebel leader narrows. 

Philippines calls off peace talks with communist rebels. 

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