Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the US has agreed upon a draft AUMF, authorizing President Obama to carry out strikes in Syria. Foreign Policy has a post warning that this 60-day authorization may be just a prelude to intervention in the Middle East as well as a piece entitled The Syrian Abyss.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country may approve a military operation in Syria if evidence shows that Damascus carried out chemical weapons attacks, but only if the operation is conducted with U.N. approval.
- Kenya’s parliament debated ending the country’s membership in the ICC yesterday, ahead of the impending trial of Vice President William Ruto and others.
- According to a government negotiator, Colombia’s peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels have reached a “critical” stage, with discussions over the next couple of months a key gauge of whether an end to five decades of war is likely or not.
- ECHR Blog has more here on yesterday’s 60 years of the European Convention on Human Rights.
- Over at Spreading the Jam, more critique on the latest developments with ICTY’s Judge Harhoff.