News Roundup – 25 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.

Arm Syrian rebels to contain extremists, says Saudi royal. 

UN ‘ finalising’  peace agreement in DRC. 

US Treasury expands sanctions on M23 leadership. 

EJIL: Talk! – French Military Intervention in Mali: It’s legal but…. why? Part II: Consent and UNSC Authorisation. 

New Mali rebel faction calls for negotiations. 

And for those of you who saw this picture and wondered what it was: A soldier with a skeleton scarf in Mali. 

Mali crisis: Troops take ‘northern town of Hombori’

Crisis in Mali having far-reaching effect on rest of West Africa, warns UN envoy. 

As talks advance in Darfur, UN peacekeeping official urges sustained focus on peace process. 

Al-Shabaab twitter account stopped. 

Philippines: former rebel group surrenders more firearms. 

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