News Roundup – 12 December 2013

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.

Human Rights Watch: Nigerian Government Turning Blind Eye to Mass Killings

Boko Haram leader claims attack in video

‘ICC didn’t say security situation in N’East is civil war’ says Nigerian government See Katharine’s post on the qualification of the situation in Nigeria as a non-international armed conflict here

Amnesty International: Unspeakable acts of inhumanity as violence intensifies in the Central African Republic

UN reports that Rwandan Hutu fighters in Congo surrendering in large numbers

Disarm or else… UN commander warns DRC rebels

Security Council hears criticism over ‘inaction and paralysis’ in Darfur crisis, see UN press release: International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council Violence in Darfur Will Not End without Robust Determination to Apprehend Perpetrators

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