News Roundup – 6th August 2012

About the author(s):

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.

Syrian rebels hold Iranians.

Rebels fill Aleppo power vacuum, some disapprove. 

General Assembly urges immediate halt to violence in Syria.

Uganda denies backing M23 rebels. 

Security Council reiterates demand on renegade soldiers to cease violence in DRC. 

Ivory Coast Violence: Abidjan army attack kills 6. 

Nigeria suicide bombing kills soldiers in north-east. 

Nigeria gunmen storm oil ship. 

Senior FARC commander: we need to end this war, reach a deal with the government. 

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