News Roundup – 13 May 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.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada document on Colombia: Recruitment methods of armed groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (2011-March 2013)

Historic conviction brings long-awaited justice in Guatemala

Interview with ICRC president Maurer: The use of armed drones must comply with laws

UN Children’s Fund condemns in strongest possible terms killing of teen linked to rebels in CAR

Human Rights Watch: Rampant Abuses After Coup in CAR

Tanzanian troops arrive in eastern DR Congo as part of UN intervention brigade

Libya crisis deepens as rebel groups expand demands

Police stations bombed, British embassy cuts Libya staff

Darfur Former Rebel Leader Killed Near Sudan-Chad Border Area

UN: Up to 40,000 flee rebel assault in central Sudan

IRIN News interviews with Syrian rebel fighters: Syrian rebels on IHL: In their own words and “Sometimes you cannot apply the rules”

Human Rights Watch: Syria Opposition Brigade Fighting in Homs Implicated in Atrocities

Turkey blames Syria after car bombs kill dozens near border

Indian government official: Militancy in northeast on the decline

Philippine National Police says it is monitoring 41 private armed groups

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