News Roundup – 18 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.

Terror tactics making children more vulnerable during conflict, UN officials (see here for full statement by the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict).

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre: Non-conventional armed violence and non-State actors: challenges for mediation and humanitarian action (see here for summary and see here for full report).

Assessing Public Support for Arming Syria’s Rebels.

Taliban to start talks with US and Afghan government (for full text of the Taliban spokesperson, see here).

HRW: For Libya to end the violence, it needs to shut down the militias. 

UN warns of Nigeria refugee crisis. 

Breaking news: Mali and Tuareg rebels sign peace deal.

International Crisis Group: Sudan’s spreading conflict (II): War in Blue Nile (see here for full report).

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