News Roundup – 16 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.

USIP Peace Brief by Bruce ‘Ossie’ Oswald: Armed Groups Maintaining Law and Order Dealing with Reality

Colombian rebels recruit child fighters even as they negotiate to end conflict

‘Massive’ numbers of Nigerian troops target insurgents

DR Congo military: Gunmen attack army base in east, at least 31 dead

Op-Ed: The Irony of the Number of Weapons in the Hands of Armed Groups in DRC

Fears of Rebel Infiltration of DR Congo Army

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Pillay appalled by Syrian atrocities

Human Rights Watch: Rebels Target Children in Conflict Southern Thailand

Another blog post on the Mavi Marmara incident: Dov Jacobs, When a ‘situation’ is not really a ‘situation’

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