News Roundup – 6 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.

NY Times Opinion piece by Thabo Mbeki: Courts can’t end civil wars. 

UN welcomes reports ‘deal reached’ on Homs. 

Pakistani government and Taliban begin tentative negotiations. 

More on the Al-Qaida name. 

Q&A: Hearing to confirm the charges against Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC. 

First LRA attack in over a year in Obo, CAR. 

Soldiers lynch suspected rebel after ceremony for national unity in CAR. 

ICC could investigate South Sudan conflict after UN resolution. 


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