News Roundup – 29 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.

Iran, North Korea and Syria block adoption of UN arms treaty. 

Taliban spread terror in Karachi as new gang in town. 

US army veteran charged after fighting with Syrian rebel group linked to Al-Qaida. 

Security Council approves intervention force to target armed groups in DRC (see here for SC Resolution – this is not available yet but I will add the link later).

Security Council approves first ever “offensive” brigade to battle rebel groups in the DRC. 

DRC hails Congo attack force. 

Rebel group: Bosco Ntaganda wanted to take control of the M23. 


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