News Roundup – 22 November 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.

Major Syrian rebel forces join forces. 

US says dozens of Americans have sought to join rebels in Syria. 

With M23 gone, will other armed groups in Eastern DRC demobilise?

Map shows gold is top conflict mineral in Eastern Congo (see here for analysis by International Peace Information Service).

France warns that CAR is on the verge of genocide. 

Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide.

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