Ibrahim al-Kasem graduated in law at the University of Damascus, Syria, and is executive director of the Caesar Files Group. As a lawyer, he focused on cases to support detainees before the Syrian terrorism court. 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. He finished his human rights master’s program at Bard College Berlin and is currently enrolled in the Central European University’s master’s program for human rights in Austria. 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.