News Roundup – 18 February 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.

Girl soldiers face tougher return to civilian life.

Colombian rebel groups free hostages.

New report from the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria published today (see here for report, see here for press release)

Pillay renews call to refer Syria to ICC.

Hezbollah condemned for ‘attack on Syrian villages’.

Seven foreigners abducted in Northern Nigeria.


French, Malian troops secure rebel strongpoint near Gao.

In Mali, the peril of guerilla war looms.

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