News Roundup – 7 May 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.

US casts doubt on claim Syrian rebels may have used sarin gas.

UN peacekeepers seized near Syrian border.

OHCHR press briefing notes on Nigeria.

Sudan’s rebel wars reach placid heartland.

Sudan’s rebel chief of staff: ‘Not Impossible to Reach Khartoum’.

Thousands flee renewed fighting in east Congo town of Pinga.

Tanzania brushes off DRC rebel threats ahead of new UN mission.

Mali: All Sides must abide by laws of war, says HRW.

In CAR, diamonds are a rebel’s best friend.

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