News Roundup – 21 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.

Senior UN officials call on Security Council to boost protection of civilians.

FARC accepts partial blame for the bloodshed.

Syria crisis: rebels claim hundreds killed in government chemical weapons attack.

Syrian rebels accuse government of chemical attack.

In Syria, seized weapons cachés boost rebels hopes after weeks of setbacks.  

Hezbollah tightens security in Lebanon.

UN Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights to visit DRC: 22-28 August 2013.

Two Bemba witnesses blame atrocities on Bozize rebels.

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