News Roundup – 18 September 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.

Yesterday, the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  Mr. Pinheiro, introducing the Commission’s report, said that the gross violations of human rights in Syria had grown in number, pace and scale. 

FARC rebels step up attacks on Colombia energy targets.

9 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack.

Nato cuts Afghan joint patrols over ‘insider’ attacks.

Boko Haram: Nigerian military ‘kills top militant’.

Central African Republic: Rebels attack 3 towns.

Top UN official codemns amputations, human rights violations in Northern Mali.

Philippines: Muslim rebels drafting preliminary accord but guerillas won’t disarm immediately.

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