Patrick Kroker studied law at the universities of Leipzig, Trier and Lisbon. He worked as an assistant to Civil Party Lawyers at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and in 2012 completed his PhD on the subject of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings at Universität Hamburg. He worked as a research assistant at Universität Hamburg and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In 2014, he was awarded a postdoc fellowship at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Goldsmiths College London. Kroker is a registered lawyer in Berlin. Since 2015, he has worked in the International Crimes and Accountability program where he is responsible for ECCHR’s work on Syria.