Online HILAC lecture: International humanitarian law and non-state actors

About the author(s):

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.

Tomorrow evening, the T.M.C. Asser Institute will host a great line-up of panellists to celebrate the publication of the co-edited volume International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors (Asser Press).

Edited by Ezequiel (co-editor of this blog), Marcos D. Kotlik and Manuel J. Ventura, the volume explores some of the roles that multiple non-state actors play in today’s non-international armed conflicts, through interactions among themselves and with States on a daily basis and for a myriad of different reasons. The book includes analysis addressing all kinds of non-State actors, such as non-State armed groups, individuals, the UN through its different agencies, the ICRC, humanitarian NGOs and human rights bodies)

In the presence of the editors and some of the book’s authors, the panelists Ezequiel Heffes, Yasmin Naqvi, Marco Sassòli, Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi and Tilman Rodenhäuser will discuss some of the real-life challenges presented by non-State actors in conflict settings, and how (and to what extent) we can address them to affect the resolution of practical and theoretical problems in the realm of IHL.

Starts at:18:00 (CET time)

Venue:Online

Organiser:HILAC and Asser Press REGISTER

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