News Roundup – 29-31 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.

Mexico Vigilantes Agree to Join Government Forces

IRIN News: Who are the ADF-NALU militia in DRC?

Oxfam: Communities in eastern Congo not any safer despite M23 defeat

Sudan’s president urges armed groups, parties to talk

Geneva Call: Palestinian factions in Lebanon adopt a declaration on the protection of children

New Human Rights Watch report on Syria: Razed to the Ground: Syria’s Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions in 2012-2013

Israeli general reveals Qaeda bases in Turkey and Ankara denies presence of al- Qaeda bases on Turkish soil, but Turkish forces ‘strike ISIL convoy in Syria’

38 dead in three-day Shiite rebel push towards Yemen capital

Philippines army kills Muslim rebel holdouts and Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive

New displacements as Philippines nears final peace deal

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