Weekday News Wrap: Friday, February 8, 2013
- Syrian troops are battling rebels around Damascus, trying to halt their advance on the capital.
- The ICC has demanded the extradition of Libya’s Abdullah al-Senussi to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity under Gaddafi’s regime.
- A UN survey has found that more than $3.9 billion was paid out in bribes in Afghanistan in 2012, amounting to more than double the nation’s domestic revenue.
- President Obama’s nominee for the director of the CIA, John Brennan, was questioned heavily yesterday during Senate confirmation hearings about drones and torture.
- As North Korea prepares a third nuclear test, South Korean soldiers now have orders to shoot back immediately if they come under attack.
- The ECHR Blog highlights two important cases involving Russia coming to Strasbourg.
- The second part of the Turkel Commission Report has now been released and finds that the IDF can improve its war crimes review and investigations mechanisms, though they currently meet the standards of international law.
- ASIL has a new Insight entitled: Internet Governance and International Law: The Controversy Concerning Revision of the International Telecommunication Regulations (.pdf).