News Roundup – 13 September 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 Human Rights Watch reports:

“No One’s Left”: Summary Executions by Syrian Forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas (report and press release)

“They Are Killing Us”: Abuses Against Civilians in South Sudan’s Pibor County (report and press release)

Latest report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (report and video of the press release)

After Mali, Niger battles to secure its borders

UN: Children leaving armed groups in DRC

Rebel leader: ‘Syria moving its chemical weapons into Iraq, Lebanon’

CIA starts arming Syrian rebels overtly

Fighting Escalates in Kachin State (Myanmar)

New Clash in the Philippines Raises Fears of a Wider Threat

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