Ibrahim al-Kasem graduated in law at the University of Damascus, Syria, and received an L.LM in human rights at the Central European University, Austria. He also finished a human rights preparatory program at Bard College Berlin, Germany, and is the executive director of the Caesar Files Group. As a lawyer, he focused on cases to support detainees before the Syrian terrorism court. Previously, he worked as legal consultant to the UN with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, and for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. After completing a legal traineeship in 2016, he has been supporting ECCHR as a research fellow in the International Crimes and Accountability program, with a particular focus on war crimes in Syria.