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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.

West African leaders meet on the Mali crisis.

Rebel Syrian officers plan the next step. 

Date set for Lubanga’s sentencing. 

Moro: Praised for Position on Anti-Personnel Mines. 

Insurgents kill 10 in attack on government compound in East Afghanistan. 

3 bombs in central Iraqi town kill at least 8 people. 

Yutthasak says security forces have insurgency under control. 

Syrian troops flush out rebels from key rebellious Damascus suburb. 

Islamist rebels destroy UNESCO World Heritage sites in historic city of Timbuktu. 

Sudanese army prepare to target rebels wherever they are. 

Mali says rebel tomb desecration a war crime. 

Rebels destroy historic site sin Mali.

US must arm Syria rebels despite Islamists: opposition. 

US tells Rwanda to halt support for Congo rebels. 


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