11 April 2018

Katharine Fortin wins Lieber Prize 2018 for "The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law"

Katharine Fortin
Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University

Katharine Fortin’s book The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law has won the Lieber Prize 2018. This prize is granted annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society for outstanding scholarship in the field of the law of armed conflict. 

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law, international human rights law and public international law. She has a PhD (cum laude) and an LLM (summa cum laude) from Utrecht University and is a qualified solicitor in the UK. 

International Criminal Court

Prior to moving into academia, Katharine worked as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and a Litigation Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright. Katharine has also worked for a broad range of national and international human rights organizations on a voluntary basis including the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, The AIRE Centre, the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, UNHCR and the International Criminal Court. 

Her book The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law is published by Oxford University Press.