News Roundup – 25 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.

UN Security Council creates mission to verify Colombia peacedeal. 

Syrian forces, helped by Russian airstrikes, seize rebel stronghold. 

Syria talks to seek ceasefire, excluding ISIL and Nusra. 

Syria peacetalks to start on Friday, UN says. 

Suicide attackers hit Cameroon marketplace. 

DRC: a Mai Mai armed movement changes its code of conduct following recommendations of Geneva Call. 

Amid military confrontation in Darfur, limited progress on resolving the conflict – UN peacekeeping chief. 

As deadline slips in South Sudan, UN chief urges African partners to revive peace process.

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