News Roundup – 16 April 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.

The ICRC shares share 150 years of its humanitarian history by putting part of its archives online. More than 500 documents (photos, audio records, and excerpts of films, papers and books) are available in the Archive Room, and may be downloaded for free.

Assad’s forces break rebel blockade in Northern Syria.

Nigerian Christian group threatens retaliation over Islamist attacks.

As Nigeria faces insurgent attacks, authorities begin mass arrests of now-fearful immigrants.

Pillay urges action to halt violations and lawlessness in Central African Republic.

Rebel leader vows to unite CAR.

Rwanda slam’s West’s ‘wagging finger’ on justice at UN.

UN considers peacekeeper deployment to Mali.

HRW: Somalia – New al-Shabaab attacks are war crimes.

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