News Roundup – 21 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.

HRW: Q&A on fully autonomous weapons. 

UN passes new resolution on women’s role in peace processes (see here for more coverage,  here for resolution and see here for Secretary General’s latest report on women, peace and security ).

US drone strikes may violate international law, says UN (see here for report by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism).

Afghan insurgent defects to Taliban, brings guns. 

Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses. 

M23 peace talks with DRC hits snags. 

ICRC: CAR – humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. 

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