News Roundup

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Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. 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. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

It’s been a busy couple of days here in Utrecht with the Alumni Conference of the LLM for International Human Rights and Criminal Justice, so today it’s a bumper addition of news stories covering Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The stories are listed per country/ situation in chronological order below:-  

Uganda tries to chase rebels in Congo.

M23 rebels threaten to attack army in East Congo towns.

Congo rebels threaten to attack UN peacekeepers.

Congo, Rwanda Presidents sign up to anti-rebel pact.

Fresh from Syria, rebels commanders unite in frustration.

Amnesty, Syria rebels also committing abuses.

Syria, Tremseh killings targeted rebels.

Somalia insurgent bastion facing cholera crisis.

Colombia rebels suspected in railway blast, Caracol radio says.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front threatens goverment with armed struggle.

As refugees flee Islamists in Mali, solutions are elusive.

2 NATO troops, 3 civilians killed in Afghanistan.

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