News Roundup – 22 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.

Colombian president vows to fight FARC after killings.

Colombian peacetalks: Is Colombia’s 50 year war about to end?

EU ministers agree to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing.

Syria rebel claims Assad gave chemical weapons to Hezbollah.

Competition among Islamists: one Islamist rebel group seems to have overtaken all others.

North Kivu sees fresh clashes as Kampala peacetalks stall.

Congo fighting may hamper conflict mineral push, GAO reports.

Geneva Call – Myanmar/ Burma: KNU/KNLA commits to the protection of children and the prohibition of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence.

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