News Roundup – 8 July 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.

Leaked report shows Bin Laden’s ‘hidden life’. 

Opposition in Syria continues to fracture. 

Rebel groups in Northern Syria fighting eachother. 

Hardline Islamist groups seek to impose Sharia law in Syria’s North. 

Escalating use of religious rhetoric could exacerbate Syrian conflict, warns UN adviser. 

Egypt: Threat of escalating street violence. 

UNICEF condemns deadly school attack in North East Nigeria. 

Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram face UK membership ban. 

UN intervention force raises hopes in Mali. 

East Congo fighter says army backed militia battling rebels, raising questions about alliances. 

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