Alexandra Lily Kather, LL.M., studied European law, international law and international criminal law at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). With a geographical focus on the Former Yugoslavia, her research was concerned with the prosecution of crimes of sexual violence in international criminal law as well as the duty of states to prevent genocide in international law. Her PhD in international criminal law at Middlesex University London studies the legal protection of mass graves. She previously worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law as well as at the International Law Programme at Chatham House. After a traineeship at ECCHR in summer 2016 she is working on human rights violations committed in Syria as a legal advisor in the international crimes and accountability program since February 2017.