News Roundup – 20 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.

Colombian FARC rebels end unilateral cease fire. 

UNAMA releases report on treatment of conflict-related detainees in Afghan custody. 

ICC OTP Article 53.1 Report on Situation in Mali explaining Prosecutor’s decision to formally open a decision in Mali.

Turmoil in the Sahara. 

Darfur peace talks between Sudan and rebel group kick off in Doha.

Ugandan army kills senior LRA rebel. 

DRC government rejects ‘unconstitutional’ rebel demands. 

Burma says troops ordered not to attack Kachin rebel HQ. 

UN chief calls for end to violence in Burma, as troops attack Kachin rebels despite ceasefire. 

MILF leader optimistic on realisation of initial pact. 

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