News Roundup – 26 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.

Syrian rebel officer says no talks until Assad goes.

Saudis step up help for Syrian rebels with Croatian arms.

Syrian National Coalition agrees to attend Rome summit while Damascus says it is ‘ready for dialogue’ even with armed rebels.

Gaza rocket lands near Ashkelon in southern Israel.

Ivory Coast: Revenge and repression under the pretence of providing security.

Sri Lankan forces ‘raped’ raped in custody, study says.

HRW Report: We will teach you a lesson: Sexual violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan security forces.

Government and former rebel group MILF resume peace talks.

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