News Roundup – 5 December 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.

More than 20,000 to demobilise in event of peace with FARC and ELN. 

Yemen car bomb killing at least 52 bears the hallmarks of Al-Qaida. 

Iraqi camera man executed in Syria. 

Sorting out Mali isn’t our job, says France. 

Most of the news is on the situation in CAR:-

CAR: Genocide risk ‘overstated’ but religious tensions rising due to thuggery of Muslim armed groups. 

Clashes in CAR, as UN Security Council authorises French intervention.

CAR: UN Security Council approves new security force (see herefor UN resolution).

As CAR convulses, SC votes to strengthen force there. 

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