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Scientific Staff of the ICWC

The following scientific staff members are currently working on various projects at the ICWC:

Alexander Benz

Foto: Josef Matoussi

Research associate

Universitätsstraße 7
35032 Marburg
U|02 Landgrafenhaus

Raum +30150

Tel.: +49 (0)6421 28 23139


  • Dissertation project "Need for Reform of the StPO with Regard to International Criminal Law Proceedings" (working title)

    In this project, special attention is paid to the demand that the German Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO) be revised with regard to international criminal proceedings in order to better take account of their particular requirements. A central element of the dissertation is an investigation of such proceedings before the State Security Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, which were located in the context of international criminal law. For this purpose, the daily reports produced by the Trial-Monitoring Programme of the ICWC at the Philipps University Marburg within the framework of trial observation will be evaluated by means of a qualitative secondary analysis. In order to verify the findings gained from this analysis, qualitative interviews with the parties involved in the proceedings are envisaged. After evaluation of the material, an attempt will be made to develop and discuss solutions to the problems identified.

  • Scientific fields of interest and main areas of activity at the Research Centre

    International criminal law, criminal procedural law, core criminal law, criminology, qualitative empiricism. Especially interested in the overlapping points of these disciplines, as well as in the interdisciplinary work itself. In addition, (professional) co-supervision of the Trial-Monitoring Programme, as well as activities in the conception and implementation of the ICWC teaching activities.

  • Curriculum vitae

    Since 02/2019 PhD candidate at the Department of Law at Philipps University
    Since 10/2018 Research associate at the ICWC / Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, International Criminal Law and Comparative Law held by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bock
    10/2018 Completion of the First State Examination in Law ("Erstes Juristische Staatsexamen")
    05/2017 Hessian University Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the Trial-Monitoring Programme (together with Ronja Seggelke, Nicolai Bülte, Paco Pawolleck and Tobias Römer)
    03/2017 - 09/2018 Student assistant within the operative management of the Trial-Monitoring Programme
    02/2016 - 09/2018 Member of the operative management of the Trial-Monitoring Programme
    10/2015 - 02/2016 Trial observer at the ECCC in Cambodia, Insternship at the WSD Handa Center at Stanford University in Cambodia (
    09/2015 Completion of the training in the Trial-Monitoring Programme
    10/2012 - 10/2018 Studied law at Philipps University Marburg with a focus on national and international criminal justice
  • Publications

    The Relation between National Law and ECHR in Regard to the Issues of Agent Provocateur and Preventive Detention in Germany, in: H.-D. Horn and S. Bock (eds.), On the Correlation between National and International Law. EPUB, Marburg 2020, S. 88 ff., abrufbar unter (20.05.2020)

    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia - Buchrezension, in: ZIS 2016, S. 876 ff. (mit Ken Eckstein, Tobias Römer)

Linn-Sophie Löber

Foto: Linn-Sophie Löber

Research associate

Universitätsstraße 7
35032 Marburg
U|02 Landgrafenhaus

Raum +30140

Tel.: +49 (0)6421 28-23113


  • Scientific fields of interest

    International criminal law, transitional justice, dealing with conflicts relevant to international criminal law, contemporary legal history, research on female perpetrators.

    Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies with a thesis on "The Role of Female Perpetrators in Mass Crimes - An Analysis Using the Example of the Rwandan Genocide".

  • Curriculum vitae

    10/2011 - 03/2015 Bachelor studies of Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
    01/2014 - 05/2014 Semester abroad as part of the ERASMUS program at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes (SciencesPo Rennes), France
    03/2015 Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
    04/2015 - 03/2016 Bachelor studies in History, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
    07/2015 - 08/2015 Self-employed for the Hessian State Archive Marburg; editing and proofreading department
    10/2015 - 01/2020 Master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg
    03/2016 - 09/2017 Student assistant at the International Research and Documentation Center War Crimes Trials (ICWC), Philipps University Marburg
    04/2016 - 09/2017 Participated in the ICWC Trial-Monitoring Programme (awarded the Hessian University Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017); team leader from August 2016.
    10/2017 - 12/2017 Internship at the State Archives of Belgium as part of the interdisciplinary and international research project JUSINBELLGIUM, Brussels
    07/2018 - 01/2021 m2c medical concepts & consulting; editorial management
    01/2020 Graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies
    Since 02/2021 Research associate at the International Research and Documentation Center War Crimes Trials (ICWC), Philipps University Marburg, Germany