Dr. Alexander Schwarz (@Schwarz__Alex) is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Law at Leipzig University, Germany. Schwarz regularly lectures on topics of International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law. Prior to joining the institute, Schwarz worked as Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. His dissertation entitled “Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the International Criminal Court” was published in 2019. In 2015 he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and at the Extraordinary Chambers at the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
Schwarz graduated from the University of Heidelberg, where he served as assistant editor of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. After law school, he clerked on the Higher Regional Court of Appeal in Dresden, and for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Leipzig.
Apart from his work at the Institute, Dr. Schwarz is a member of the scientific board of Völkerrechtsblog, a national blog on International Law, the German Working Group on International Criminal Law and works for a non-profit organisation supporting the Yazidi ethno-religious minority.