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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.

Another civilian killed by ‘armed group’ in Papua.

British police arrest 2 suspected members of basque armed group ETA, on the run from Spain.

Al Qaida inspired group claim dozens of attacks across Syria.

Nigerian rebels swap weapons for welding.

France’s Hollande urges more Syria sanctions, rebel support.

UN threatens sanctions for Mali rebels, but stops short of intervention.

Rebels now control large parts of northwest Syria, bordering Turkey.

Senior Assad general defects to rebels.

ICC beams search light on Jos, Boko Haram crisis.

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