News Roundup – 20 March 2013

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

International Crisis Group report: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico

Human Rights Watch: Stop revenge crimes by armed groups against displaced persons in Libya

Possible reasons why Ntaganda requested the US Embassy in Kigali to surrender him to the ICC here and here

Amnesty International: 10 facts you should know about the crisis in the DRC

Turkey targeted in bomb attacks before expected rebel ceasefire

Syrian rebel official backs interim government

Islamic law comes to rebel-held Syria

US and Afghanistan reach deal on pullout of American special forces

On the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria:

Syria claims rebel chemical weapon attack kills 16

White House: No evidence of rebel chemical weapons use

Both Sides in Syria Want Inquiry on Chemical Arms

A new video on the New York Times “Watching Syria’s War” project shows “Huddled Under Blankets, Victims Treated with Oxygen Masks and Pepsi”. See this video for an introduction to the project.

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