News Roundup – 27 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.

Amnesty International: Keep up International pressure against abuses in Syria.

Security Council condemns the recent attacks and seize of power in Central African Republic. 

CAR: les rebelles tentent de mettre un terme aux pillages. 

6 crazy facts about the rebel leader that just took over the CAR.

ICC Bosco Ntaganda case: confirmation of charges hearing to commence on 23 September 2013.  In other ICC news, at 3pm today the ICC Appeals Chamber in the Katanga case is due to give its decision on whether or not Regulation 55 can be used after the close of the defence phase.

HRW – Mali: Soldiers torture detainees in Léré.

Ban proposes Mali peacekeeping force.

Burma imposes curfews in townships after anti-Muslim violence.

Thailand: nine insurgent groups confirmed to attend peacetalks with the government.

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