News Roundup – 9 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.

Free Syrian army rebels defect to Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra. 

Syrian warplanes pound rebel positions in North. 

Libya crisis deepens as rebel groups expand their demands. 

In a new report published on 8 May, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) revealed gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights committed in November 2012 during the clashes between the National Armed Forces (FARDC) and the M23 rebels, leading to the capture of Goma by the latter (see press release here).

Hundreds of Congolese villagers flee to Uganda as M23 rebel group talks up likelihood of war. 

Is more force in the DRC more of the same?

Kurdish press on historic PKK rebel pullout. 

Three dead in rebel attack prior to Philippine vote. 


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