News Roundup – 4 June 2013

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Small Arms Survey – Armed Actors Issue Brief: Ad Hoc Arsenals – Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Selected Non-State Actors (see here for report).

Syrian Commission of Inquiry presents new report on the human rights situation in Syria (see here for report).

HRW: Syria: A Stream of Bodies in Aleppo’s River.

ICC Prosecutor v Laurent Gbagbo: Pre-Trial Chamber I adjourns the hearing on the confirmation of charges and requests the Prosecutor to consider providing further evidence or conducting further investigation (see here for decision).

Lords Resistance Army funded by elephant hunting, report finds (see here for report by the Enough Project).

Former CAR leader leaves Cameroon.

New United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) opens in Somalia.

US announces bounty for African armed group leaders.

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