News Roundup – 12 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.

Interview with Kathleen Lawand outgoing head of the ICRC unit that counsels on the law applying in the armed conflicts and other situations of violence: “Internal conflicts and other situations of violence – what is the difference for victims?

U.S. declares Syrian rebel group as terrorists.

U.S. to formally recognise Syrian opposition.

France says delay in Israel-Palestinian peace talks helps militants.


Civilians describe Toll of Attacks and HRW report “Under Siege“.

Mali prime minister’s resignation edges the country closer to war.

UN Secretary-General and Security Council speak out after arrest of Malian Prime Minister.



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