News roundup – 27 February 2012

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.

Afghan insurgent attack misreported, did not fall in 2012: NATO. 

US seeks ways to bolster support for Syrian rebels, Kerry says during French talks. 

Mali: first prisoners of war transferred to Bamako (article in French).

US puts sanctions on rebel leader in Northern Mali. 

Eight killed in fighting between Congo rebel factions, local sources say. 

International Crisis Group Report: China’s Central Asia Problem. 

Kurdish rebel leader sees Turkey withdrawal by August, say media reports. 

Kurdish rebel leader issues dire warning for Turkey. 


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