News Roundup – 8 January 2013

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.

British soldier killed in latest ‘insider’ attack in Afghanistan.

Pakistan: Officials say U.S. drone attacks kill 8 militants.

Middle East Live: Syria conflict: refugee numbers near 600,000 – live updates.

Syria: Ban disappointed that President’s speech ‘does not contribute’ to ending suffering.

Geneva Call: Five Iranian Kurdish armed non state actors commit to a prohibition on sexual violence in armed conflict and to improving child protection.

Rebels CAR to hold talks.

DRC’s M23 rebels declare unilateral ceasefire.

Myanmar forces ‘attack’ rebel outposts.

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