News Roundup – 17 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.

BBC Viewpoints: Arming the rebel groups in Syria. 

Syrian rebel commander urges West to provide heavy weapons. 

Syrian rebel fighters brace themselves for an attack on Aleppo. 

Children recruited by armed groups now in Malian jails. 

Violence in Thailand’s Deep South Escalates as Peace Talks Take Place. 

Thai government, Islamic rebel group agree ceasefire. 

Both AFP and rebel groups used minors in armed operations, says UN. 

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