Patrick Kroker & Alexandra Lily Kather


Patrick Kroker is a German qualified lawyer and legal advisor in the International Crimes and Accountability Program at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin where he focusses on cases involving universal jurisdiction. He holds a doctoral degree from the Universität Hamburg which he earned with a thesis on the subject of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings. Before joining ECCHR, he was a postdoc-fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and at Goldsmiths College London. Alexandra Lily Kather is a PhD researcher in international criminal law at the School of Law at Middlesex University London funded by her university and a former legal trainee at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). Her research areas include the rights of the dead, domestic prosecution of international crimes as well as intersections between international criminal law and migration.

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Justice for Syria? Opportunities and Limitations of Universal Jurisdiction Trials in Germany

During the ongoing conflict in Syria, horrific international crimes are being committed on a daily basis. With impunity for these crimes prevailing on an international level, the attention of Syrian and international actors is turning towards trials under the principle of universal jurisdiction in national courts. This blog post provides a systematic overview of current trials and investigations…

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