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.

News Roundup – 25 September 2012

UN High Level Rule of Law Meeting adopts declaration reaffirming Rule of Law as foundation for building equitable state relations, just societies International Crisis Group report on Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action Human Rights Watch: Mali Islamist Armed Groups Spread Fear in North In bid to control armed groups, Libyan military …

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African Union takes over command hunt for Kony: “In two months before the ICC, alive”

Last week, the African Union (AU) was reported to have assumed command over the operation that searches for the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. The AU force is made up of troops from Uganda, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. The AU was supposed to have taken over earlier this …

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News Roundup – 14 September 2012

FARC rebels say expectations high for Colombia peace talks FARC names peace talk negotiators Congo Rebel Group M23 Says It Is ‘Better Than The Government,’ Despite Committing War Crimes International Crisis Group report: Divided We Stand – Libya’s Enduring Conflicts Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Scepticism as US Blacklists Afghan Insurgent Group Burmese Ethnic …

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News Roundup – 12 September 2012

U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack Somali President Mohamud’s hotel targeted by bomber UN: Taliban raked in $400 million from diverse sources Afghanistan: Insurgents Attack Bagram Air Base

News roundup – 3 September

Human Rights Groups Fear Militarization in Guatemala ICC team in Mali to investigate potential war crimes Islamist rebels seize control of Douentza (Mali) Congo asks U.N. to sanction Rwanda officials for rebel support Government officials: Turkish troops killed in Kurdish rebel clashes in Sirnak U.S. Seems Set to Brand Pakistan Militant Group as ‘Terrorist’

News Roundup – 31 August

UN alarmed over killings in Masisi territory in DR Congo US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 8 AQAP fighters Pakistan army kills 18 militants as fighting rages Insurgents burn Thai flags in attacks in Thailand’s violent south; 6 soldiers wounded