News Roundup – 16 January 2013

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

French troops in direct combat with Mali insurgents ‘within hours’

South Sudanese SPLA Acknowledges Soldiers Defection to Armed Groups

Commentary by International Crisis Group: Turkey and Its Rebel Kurds May Want Peace This Time, but also in the news: Turkey Strikes Kurd Rebel Targets in Iraq

Commentary by Christof Heyns (UN Special Rapporteur on on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions) and Sarah Knuckey: Explain the Drone Attacks

Human Rights Watch: Mali Islamists Should Free Child Soldiers

Human Rights Watch: Syrian army using ground-based cluster munitions

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