News Roundup – 17 October 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.

Syrian opposition under pressure to attend Geneva peace conference. 

International Crisis Group Report: Anything but politics: the state of Syria’s political opposition (see here for executive summary and see here for report).

Mali’s fight with militants far from over. 

Oxfam report: Piecing together the jigsaw: prospects for improved social relations after the armed conflict in northern Mali.

Uganda terror alert after US warns of ‘Westgate-style’ attack. 

MSF Statement: Central African Republic: fighting reaches unprecedented levels of violence. 


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