News Roundup – 31 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.

Special Rapporteur Heyns warns UN that ‘killer robots’ pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

Nigerian Islamist militants return from Mali with weapons and skills

Dozens of Children Released from Armed Groups in Central African Republic

Rebel amnesty reinstated in Uganda

Syrian rebel leader cites Hezbollah in a letter to the UN Security Council as taking part in attack on Qusair

Syrian rebels demand half of opposition coalition seats

Pakistan’s Taliban rejects peace talks, citing No. 2 leader’s death in U.S. drone strike

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