International Review of the Red Cross

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.

The International Review of the Red Cross has dedicated its last two editions to the theme of armed groups. Issue number 882 is on ‘Understanding Armed Groups and the Applicable Law’ and the articles on this topic are as follows:


Understanding armed groups and the applicable law
  • Interview with Ali Ahmad Jalali
    For this issue on understanding armed groups, the Review considered it important to invite someone who could give the inside perspective of an armed group. Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali, currently Distinguished Professor at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, is uniquely placed to do so in the context of Afghanistan.
Today’s armed groups: structure, actions and strategic options
Armed groups and international law

Issue number 883 is on ‘Engaging Armed Groups’ and the articles on this topic are as follows:

Engaging armed groups

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