About the author(s):
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.
Sam Jackson will take over posting the news roundups on the blog for the coming months. Sam did his LLM in Public International Law at Utrecht University in 2016/7, specialising in international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He wrote his thesis on the legal framework governing targeting in relation to child soldiers. He is currently looking for positions in the field of international humanitarian law and working as a student assistant on the blog, under the supervision of Katharine Fortin.
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