Katharine awarded Francis Lieber Prize for best 2017 LOAC book

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

I have not been able to post anything for quite a while, but this is a great occasion to start again. Those who have a twitter account may already have seen the announcement, but for the less ‘progressive’ members of the IHL community (like myself):

Katharine’s excellent book The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (OUP 2017) was awarded the Francis Lieber Prize two weeks ago. This prize is annually awarded by the Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law for outstanding scholarship in the field of the law of armed conflict; one prize for the most outstanding monograph in the field of law and armed conflict, and one for the best article. Previous winners include Ken Watkin, who won the book prize last year for Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict, Sandesh Sivakumaran for his The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict (2012), and Tom Ruys for ‘Armed Attack’ and Article 51 of the UN Charter (2011).

The prize for best article of 2017 was awarded to Jay Butler for his article “Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders”, published in the Washington University Law Review. Congratulations to the winners!

We are, of course, very proud of Katharine!

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