News Roundup – 31 July 2013

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Historical panel says Colombia’s conflict has claimed at least 220,000 lives, mostly civilians (the report can be accessed here, in Spanish)

Syrian regime claims to have taken over key rebel stronghold

US drone kills al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Mid-Year Report 2013 on “Protection of Civilian in Armed Conflict” concludes, e.g., that Afghan civilian casualty numbers jump by quarter in first half of 2013

Call for stronger security for Thai teachers in south

Filipino Troops Kill Rebels Who Attacked Oil Truck

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