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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.

Rebel Advance in Eastern Congo Displaced 220,000 People says UN. 

UN to reinforce troops in East Congo to combat rebels: M23 rebels appoint political liaison. 

Helicopters attack Colombian rebels as President visits South. 

But what do Lubanga’s ex-child soldiers get? 

Mali’s armed groups recruit boys, abuse girls UNICEF says. 

Congo, Rwanda agree a plan to tackle armed groups. 

UN chief voices concern to Rwanda over support for Congo rebels. 

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame denies backing DR Congo rebels. 

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