News Roundup – 28 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.

New International Crisis Group briefing/report: Justice at the Barrel of a Gun: Vigilante Militias in Mexico

20 May 2013 Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa and on the Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas, inter alia, links illegal ivory trade to the LRA (see also this news summary)

Sudan Calls Off Talks With Rebels

FSA Chief of Staff Gives Lebanon 24-Hour Ultimatum to Stop Hizbullah Intervention in Syria

Syria fighting increases near rebel-held town of Qusair amid renewed reports of chemical attacks

UK and France Say Can Arm Syria Rebels Now but No Immediate Plans

Pilay: “Governments Fail to Protect Victims of Syria Conflict”

Afghan police defectors return to fold and kill seven colleagues

Myanmar launches new round of peace talks with ethnic Kachin rebels

Thai army chief calls for anti-insurgent fence along Malaysian frontier

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