News Roundup – Rest of Week 46

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.

The child soldiers who escaped Colombia’s guerrilla groups

Dozens of Malian rebels seen arriving in troubled northern town of Kidal

Congo blames mediator Uganda for collapse of rebel talks but Congo ready to sign document formalizing rebel defeat

Militias attack Libyan protesters demanding end of out-of-control armed groups, killing 31

Syria opposition says armed Kurds ‘hostile’

Syria Rebels Recruit at Refugee Camp

International Crisis Group report: “Sri Lanka’s Potemkin Peace: Democracy Under Fire” (see here for the summary and here for the full report)

Myanmar political parties and ethnic armed groups to meet in Thailand

Philippine Rebel Group Complicates Aid Effort and In Tacloban City armed groups ‘lead’ looters but Philippine left rebel group declares unilateral truce in typhoon-hit areas

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