Isabelle Hassfurther studied politics and law with a focus on general public international law, international criminal law and human rights in Heidelberg, Montpellier (France) and Münster. She holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (UK) with a specialization in international law.
After her studies, Isabelle Hassfurther worked as a research and teaching associate at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, Kiel, where she is also pursuing her PhD. Her research focuses on general public international law, human rights, international criminal law and political theory. Prior to joining ECCHR, she i.a. worked as a freelance assistant for the international law firm Lindeborg Counsellors at Law in London (UK) and led a study on questions of immunity from prosecution of international crimes for REDRESS as part of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project. During her legal clerkship, she completed ECCHR's Critical Legal Training. Since January 2023, she has been working as a legal advisor in the International Crimes and Legal Accountability program.