Xuchen Zhang obtained a Bachelor of Laws in China and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, USA. During her undergraduate studies she did legal aid work in China and South Africa. While in law school in the US, she worked on the abolition of the death penalty at Reprieve UK, researching US and Chinese laws and regulations on executions drugs as well as specific death penalty cases. She also worked on international criminal law issues at Human Rights Watch, where she reviewed court records for specific cases at the ICC and monitored issues related to ICC governance. She is a Research Fellow with ECCHR’s International Crimes and Accountability program since September 2021.