News Roundup – 4 December 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.

US pushes to restart talks with the Taliban. 

Syrian rebels choke off sprawling military base as soldiers reach a ‘dead end’. 

For Iraq, the year ends the way it began – with guns drawn. 

Congolese army returns to Goma, as M23 demands negotiations. 

Somali ministers survive ambush. 

American commander details Al-Qaida’s strength in Northern Mali. 

Inside the lion’s den of Boko Haram. 


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