News Roundup – 25 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.

Drone attacks: two UN human rights experts express concern about the potential illegal use of drones (see here for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms when Countering Terrorism and here for report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions).

Lawfare blog: ‘Thoughts on the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Reports’ by Benjamin Wittes (see here for the link to these reports).

Lawfare blog: Response to Benjamin Wittes by Avner Gidron, Senior Policy Adviser from Amnesty International. 

Scores killed in Nigerian military raid. 

UN says Congo armed groups must release child soldiers. 

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar. 

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