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Weekday News Wrap

Weekly News Wrap: October 3, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world:

Middle East

Asia

Africa

  • Foreign Policy features an interview with Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, dubbing her “The New Iron Lady.”
  • The ICC has issued two arrest warrants: the first for Walter Barasa, who is suspected of tampering with witnesses in the war crimes case against Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto and the second for Charles Ble Goude, accused of working with former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate deadly post-election violence.
  • Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president, has told Somalia to “put their house in order,” in a sign of frustration at the festering instability in the neighboring country after members of a Somali armed group attacked and killed dozens at a Nairobi shopping mall.
  • Tuareg separatists and Malian soldiers exchanged fire in the northern town of Kidal in a sign of escalating tensions after MNLA rebels ended a ceasefire with the newly elected government.
  • IntLawGrrls offers a two-part analysis of the recent Appeals Chambers Judgment in the Charles Taylor case here and here.

Europe

Americas

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  • UN chemical weapons inspectors have handed their report into an alleged gas attack in Syria to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
  • Secretary Ban stated in a UN meeting that an expert team’s report will likely confirm the use of chemical weapons in the August 21 attack on Damascus.
  • At PhD Studies in Human Rights, a post discusses Secretary Ban’s comments and the presumption of innocence.
  • French President Francois Hollande called for a U.N. resolution on Syria backed by the threat of punitive action to be voted by the end of this week.
  • The joint Kaesong industrial zone between North and South Korea has reopened, five months after it was closed by military tensions and threats of war.

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