News Roundup – 16 January 2014

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.

Mexican Militia Leader Hipolito Mora Says Groups Will Work With Government Against Organized Crime, But Won’t Disarm

Rwandan peacekeepers arrive in C. African Republic

UN drone crashes at eastern Congo airport

U.N. Reports Mass Executions in Northern Syria, see here for the OHCHR press release

Burma’s Latest Nationwide Ceasefire Talks Delayed Once Again

At the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the opening of the first (Prosecution) case (The Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.) took place today. See the following reports:

Ayyash et al. case opens at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Lebanon wary as Hague trial begins

And this new blog that follows the trial.

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