News roundup – 14 March 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.

Syria crisis: rebel war crimes increasing says Amnesty (see Amnesty report here).

UK and France ready to arm Syrian rebels without support of European Union.

Lebanon: sibling of Syria.

Emerging Africa: Tired of war – why fighting across much of the continent has died down in recent years.

France: April UN vote on Mali peacekeepers.

Thailand, rebel group to open peace talks 28 March.

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