Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict: Second Edition of ‘1612 Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism’

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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.

Resource Pack Cover ENG (4)Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, a network of human rights and humanitarian organizations working together to protect the security and rights of children in conflict, has announced this week the second edition of its “1612 Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism. A Resource Pack for Non-Governmental Organizations”. It is available in English, French and Arabic and can be accessed on Watchlist’s website at

Originally launched in 2014, the Resource Pack offers NGOs the tools necessary to define whether, and how, to engage in the MRM in a way that strengthens both their programs, and the mechanism itself.

Throughout 2014, Watchlist, with support from various partners, disseminated the Resource Pack through field trainings on the MRM targeting national and international NGOs as well as UN agencies, in Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Nigeria, and South Sudan.

The second edition of the 1612 Resource Pack aims to integrate best practices and key learning gathered during these field trainings, which offered a unique opportunity for Watchlist to exchange with colleagues from around the world working to monitor, report and respond to children’s rights violations.

For additional information regarding the Resource Pack, or to share your feedback, please contact Gilles-Philippe Pagé, Partnerships Officer at Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict:

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