News Roundup – 22 January 2016

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.

Ban welcomes joint request by Colombia government and FARC to set up UN political office. 

Syrian opposition figure says talks off until Russian strikes stop. 

Kurds and Shias face off over Kirkuk in vacuum left by Iraqi army.

Ivory Coast: UN peacekeeping force reduced in light of country’s progress towards stability. 

Meeting Al-Shabaab’s exclusive leader. 

Can the UN patch things up in the Congo? 

Is Mozambique’s Renamo recruiting militia?

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