Patrick Kroker


Patrick Kroker is Senior Legal Advisor in the International Crimes and Accountability program at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) where he directs the center's work on Syria. He is a German-qualified lawyer and represents survivors in several cases involving international crimes, including the so-called Al Khatib trial before the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz. Kroker received his PhD in 2012 from the University of Hamburg on the subject of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings.

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One Year On – Remembering the Al-Khatib Syrian Torture Case and Reflecting on the Documentation of International Crimes Cases in German Courts

One year ago, on 13 January 2022, the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Germany, convicted Anwar R, a senior member of the Syrian General Intelligence Service, of at least 4,000 cases of torture, the murder of 27 people and multiple cases of sexual violence as a crime against humanity in the context of the infamous Al-Khatib prison…

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