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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.

UN official condemns sexual violence in DR Congo by renegade soldiers. 

Syrian army briefly enters east Lebanon, clashes with armed group. 

Syrian army defectors say Assad regime crumbling. 

Syrian forces attempt fightback after rebel surge. 

Border posts fall into hands of Syrian rebels. 

Afghanistan insurgency threatens previously peaceful Bamiyan province. 



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