News Roundup – 8 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.

Reuters reports mixed feelings among rebel ranks about Islamist foreign fighters.

Tensions arise over Iranian hostages. 

Scars of separation as Kashmir insurgency winds down. 

ICC issues first decision on reparations for victims in the Lubanga case. 

Egypt launches airstrikes on Sinai after troop massacre. 

Syria Crisis: Cyber war and disinformation growing. 

Kagame and Kabila fail to agree on force to tackle militia groups in Eastern DRC. 

Afghanistan civilian deaths fall, says UN. 



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