News Roundup – 29 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.

List of recommendations adopted at the Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians under International Humanitarian Law Conference in Oslo. IRIN reports the following about this conference: Protecting civilians: A little less conversation, a little more action if you please

Prlic et al. Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicts six Bosnian Croats for war crimes and crimes against humanity (see French and English summaries of the Trial Judgement, and the English press release)

Senior UN humanitarian official urges end to ‘horrors’ in eastern DR Congo

Thousands lack health services since attack on Afghan Red Crescent

3 killed in attack on ICRC building in Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

‘Burma Army issues legal ultimatum to ethnic armed groups – no flag raising and no weapons’

Thai national security council blames rebels for continued killing in southern Thailand

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