News Roundup – 3 February 2014

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.

In EU law, the interpretation to be given to the concept of internal armed conflict must be different to that in IHL. 

Al Qaida says it has broken ties with Syria affiliate. 

No more excuses for Taliban violence, Bhutto heir tells Pakistan’s leaders. 

Congolese Rwandan envoys trade sharp words at the United Nations.

Exclusive: South Sudan’s rebel leader says government derailing peace talks. 

South Sudan’s Machar unveils resistance group. 

Central African Republic clerics lobby for peace. 

Philippines government alleges that Muslim splinter group was using child soldiers in Mindanao. 

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