News Roundup – 29 April 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.

Armed Men Surround Foreign Ministry in Libya

Sudan city stormed by Darfur rebels, resulting in: Sudanese rebel strike sparks fear and anger; and Sudan Says It Took Back Town Struck by Rebels

Talks between Sudanese government and another rebel group (SPLM-N) adjourned without breakthrough

Erdogan hails Kurd rebel pullout as end of “dark era” for Turkey

Turkey calls UNESCO for Syria historic monuments

Two blog posts on the legality of intervention into Syria for use of chemical weapons, following the US reaction to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons: one by Dapo Akande on EJILTalk and one by Dan Joyner on the Arms Control Law blog.

Israel Defence Forces to stop using phosphorus for smokescreens

Taliban announces spring offensive

Philippine armed forces: ‘Army won’t let armed groups influence outcome of elections’

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