News Roundup – 30-31 August 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.

New report International Crisis Group: Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks (press release and report)

M23 Rebels Withdraw From Frontlines After Joint Congo Army and UN Assault

Security Council demands DR Congo rebel groups to end all violence, immediately disband

Armed groups in DRC increase child recruitment

CARE calls for protection of civilians and people living in camps around Goma (DRC)

Geneva Call: Major Sudanese armed group (SPLM-N) commits against anti-personnel mines

UN Secretary-General begins consultations with UN Member States as chemical weapons team wraps up probe

Human Rights Watch: Death From Above – Incendiary Bombs in Syria

Human Rights Groups Divided Over Potential Syria Intervention

Indian tribal women leaders seek safety & innovation as Maoist insurgent conflict continues

Burma Army leaders call for annihilation of ethnic rebels in Shan State

30 August is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Amnesty International sets out Five things you should know about disappearances

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