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Katharine Fortin, is a UK qualified lawyer specialising in international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. She is a lecturer at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights where she teachers public international law, human rights law and international humanitarian law. 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 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 currently editing International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Policy (Forthcoming 2019, T.M.C. Asser Press). 

Rogier Bartels is a research fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA). He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Previously, he has worked at e.g. the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office, as an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross. Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict. Within the joint “Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations” research programme  of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (University of Amsterdam) and the NLDA, Rogier is writing a PhD thesis on the phenomenon of “transnational armed conflicts”. His research aims to explore the scope of application of international humanitarian law to, and legal difficulties arising from, conflicts between states and non-state actors, or non-state actors amongst themselves, that are not confined to the territory of a single state. His publications and conference papers focus mainly on international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and the interaction between these two fields

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