About the editors:

Katharine Fortin, is a lecturer and researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights where she teachers public international law, human rights law and international humanitarian law and is a member of the Montaigne Centre for the Rule of Law and Administration of Justice. She holds an LLM (summa cum laude) in human rights law and international criminal justice and she defended her PhD (cum laude) in 2015. Her book The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law received the 2018 Lieber Prize from the American Society of International Law. Prior to joining the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Katharine worked in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She has also worked for Norton Rose Fulbright as a solicitor and a broad range of national and international human rights organizations on a pro bono basis, including the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, The AIRE Centre, the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, the UNHCR and the International Criminal Court.

Ezequiel Heffes is a Thematic Legal Adviser at Geneva Call, a humanitarian NGO that promotes respect of humanitarian norms by armed non-State actors. Ezequiel holds an LL.M. in IHL and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy, and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. Prior to joining Geneva Call, he worked as a field and protection delegate and as a head of office for the ICRC in Colombia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He participated in different research projects and has published various articles and book chapters on armed non-State actors and international law, including in the International Review of the Red Cross and in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law. He is the co-editor of International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Policy (2020, T.M.C. Asser Press). 

About the news editor:

Andrea Farrés is an international lawyer particularly interested in international humanitarian law, international security and arms control, and international human rights law. She graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2019 with a master’s in International Law. Her master’s thesis focused on the impact that new technologies and artificial intelligence have on the targeting principles. Currently, she is working as a consultant, and previously she collaborated with the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Spanish delegation in Switzerland and in The Netherlands, and the World Organisation Against Torture, among others. She published various posts dealing with arms controls, new technologies and the targeting principles. 

Previous editors of the blog are Rogier Bartels and Annyssa Bellal.

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