News Roundup – 24 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.

UN launches inquiry into drones. 

Serbs and Albanians clash over removal of insurgent memorial. 

Watching Syria’s war: Rebels taunt and beat a pro-government prisoner. 

African Union Leaders summit to discuss regional war crimes court.

EJIL:Talk! French military intervention in Mali. It’s legal but.. why? Part I by Dr Theodore Christakis and Karine Bannelier

HRW letter to French President Hollande on situation in Mali. 

Nigerian militants suspected of Maiduguri beheadings. 

Ansar Dine splits into two indicating that members are searching for a way out. 

Mali’s Ansar Dine’s Islamists split and ‘want talks’. 

CAR: United Nations extends mandate of UN office, call on parties to abide by ceasefire pact. 

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