News Roundup – 10 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.

10th December – Human Rights Day.

16 days of activism against gender-based violence. 

Rebel groups in Syria make framework for unified command structure. 

Syrian rebels elect new military leader.

France funding rebels in new push to oust Assad. 

Syria: Rebel prisoners on their religious war. 

Female government worker shot dead in Afghanistan.

Gaza’s armed groups unite in fight against Israel. 

UN Ambassador questioned on U.S.’s role in Congo violence.

UN official stresses civilian protection on visit to areas affected by Congo violence.

Somali militants loose key town.


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