LawPod: non-State armed groups, human rights and international law

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Katharine Fortin

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.

In November, Dr. Luke Moffett kindly invited me to Queen’s University Belfast to give a lecture on ‘armed groups and international law: engaging on values and building ownership’. While I was there, we recorded a LawPod podcast on non-state armed groups, human rights and international law – discussing the added value of human rights law, the definition of accountability, interdisciplinary approaches to NIAC scholarship and counter-terrorism. Have a listen!

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