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13th Annual Minerva/ ICRC International Conference on IHL: Recent Developments in IHL and Detention Law and Practice, 12-3 November 2018

October 29, 2018

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law and international human rights. 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. Katharine has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and she is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog. She has recently started a 3-year NWO-Veni research project called ‘Dangerous Liaisons: civilian agency, armed groups and international law’.

The topic of the 13th Annual Minerva/ ICRC International Conference on IHL is on developments in IHL and detention law and practice. There are lots of interesting papers on armed groups and international law, including papers on:-

– permission to intern in NIACs

– legal basis and scope of obligations by non-State armed groups

– power to detain and non-State armed groups in NIAC

– emergent norms for detention of non-State actors in hostilities

– disciplinary detentions by armed groups

– status based detention in armed conflicts involving non-State armed groups

– foreign fighters

See here for the full programme.

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