News Roundup – 6 August 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.

Colombia’s Santos urges rebels to get on the ‘peace train’. 

Colombia’s bet on peace with guerillas. 

Taliban’s Mullah Omar rejects Afghan polls as a waste of time. 

Rebels gain control of government air base in Syria. 

How real is the threat posed by Al-Qaida. 

HRW Dispatches: Sierra Leone, out of the shadows and back again. 

Sierra Leone deports former Taylor associate ahead of court hearing. 

Myanmar: Will the peace process materialise?

Bomb blast kills at least 6 and wounds more than 30 in the southern Philippines. 

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