News Roundup – 25 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.

Tomorrow at 11:00 (Central European Time): Delivery of the Appeals Judgment in Charles Taylor Trial (see here and here for information about the case and here for the link to follow it live via the Special Court’s webcast)

Op-Ed by David Petraeus about the Colombian peace process: The success story next door

Finnish police suspect 6 involved in al-Shabab

UN human rights office urges Israel to halt mass demolition of Bedouin structures

Key Syrian rebels reject National Coalition

Fighting rages in Syria as UN team of chemical-arms inspectors returns

Foreign dignitaries invited to witness ceasefire signing in Myanmar but also SSA-North Says Attacks from Burma Army Frequent

Ryan Goodman on the new Just Security blog about the qualification/classification of the US fight against Al-Qaeda: Flip Flops?: The Conflict with Al Qaeda Is (Not) a War; and Kevin Jon Heller’s critique of the post on OJ

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