News roundup – 17 October 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.

Colombia: Dutch insurgent in spotlight on peace talk’s eve. 

Pakistan: UN Experts call for greater protection for school children and activists against extremist groups. 

HRW: Libya – new proof of mass killings at Gaddafi death site. 

UN rights investigator says militant islamists threaten to radicalize Syrian conflict. 

Syrian rebels in Aleppo mainly poor, pious, rural. 

UN Group of experts says both Rwanda and Uganda arming DRC rebels. 

Bemba trial resumes with testimony of the sixth defence witness. 

Thailand: Panel garners Red Shirt support for the International Criminal Court.

Somalia: 12 killed in insurgent violence in Beledweyne. 

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