News Roundup – 18 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.

UN to debate global arms treaty.

Syrian opposition meets to choose rebel PM. 

Syrian rebels to form interim government. 

UN peacekeeping force in Mali possible in July, says UN official. 

Congo’s M23 rebel faction leader arrested. 

M23 faction takes control over rebel area; other faction leader arrested in Rwanda. 

Deadly car bomb rocks Somali capital. 

Turkey Kurds: PKK chief Ocalan to make ‘historic call’. 


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