News roundup – 28 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.

Divisions remain in Syrian rebel coalition. 

CAR’s capital calm but security and aid at risk in the north, UN says. 

Bosco Ntaganda denies Congo atrocities in front of the ICC. 

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed by majority the appeal raised by the Defence of Germain Katanga against the decision of Trial Chamber II giving notice of a possible change in the legal characterization of the form of responsibility with which Mr Katanga is charged (for the press release from the court see here, for the decision see here).

Ban Ki Moon: Mali needs 11,000 peacekeepers. 

HRW Report: Hostages of the Gatekeepers – Abuses against Internally Displaced in Mogadishu, Somali (for the press release see here, for the report see here).

Insight: hopes and suspicions over peace in Kurdish rebel hideout. 

Myanmar leader says he’s prepared to use force to halt rioting. 

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