Education

  • Research Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann.
  • Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (4.-9.2016)
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University.
  • Doctoral research on "Trauma, Testimony, and the International Criminal Trial" within the scope of the project „Psychology, Mental Health and Law: Integrating Psychological Knowledge in the Khmer Rouge Trials” (funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies), visiting researcher in Cambodia (8-12.2011). 
  • Laura Marschner studied law in Zurich, Berlin, Geneva and Regensburg.

Main research interests

  • International criminal law and procedure
  • Business and human rights
  • Public international law

Publications

Marschner, Laura: Mistakes, Misgivings, Mistrial? The Early Termination of Proceedings in the Case Against William Ruto and Joshua Sang , ICC Trial Monitoring Series, WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University, 2016.

Marschner, Laura: Recent Jurisprudential Developments at the ICC on Retroactivity and the Admissibility of Evidence in the Case against William Ruto and Joshua Sang, ICC Trial Monitoring Series, WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University, 2016

Editor (with P. Zumsteg) of Volume 17 of the "Analysen und Perspektiven von Assistierenden des Rechtswissenschaftlichen Instituts der Universität Zürich (APARIUZ): Risiko und Verantwortlichkeit", 2016.

Marschner, Laura: Implications of Trauma on Testimony in International Criminal Trials, in: Alston, P./Knuckey, S. (Hrsg.): The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding. Oxford University Press, 2015: 213-230.

Marschner, Laura: Victim Participation and the Fairness of International Criminal Trials – A Zero-sum Game?, in: Sarvarian A. et al. (eds): Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals. British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2015: 135-152.

Kaufmann, Christine/Marschner, Laura: Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme aktueller Entwicklungen der Außerordentlichen Kammern an den Gerichten von Kambodscha (updated issue of an article in ZIS 10/2011 (6): 811-821), in: Kress C., (ed.): 10 Jahre Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht. Optimus Verlag, Kölner Schriften zum Friedenssicherungsrecht, 2015, 797-837.

Kaufmann, Christine/Niedrig, Jonatan/Wehrli, Judith/Marschner, Laura/Good, Christoph: Grundlagenstudie des SKMR, Teilband „Menschenrechte und Wirtschaft“, September 2013.

Marschner, Laura: International Criminal Law Between Standardization and Differentiation, in: APARIUZ (Volume 14): Differenzierung als Legitimationsfrage. Dike Zürich/St. Gallen, 2012: 383 - 399.

Kaufmann, Christine/Marschner, Laura: Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme aktueller Entwicklungen der Außerordentlichen Kammern an den Gerichten von Kambodscha, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik, Issue 10/2011 (Volume 6): 811 - 821.

Marschner, Laura/Haumer, Stefanie: Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof und das Verbrechen der Aggression nach Kampala, in: Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften, Issue 4/2010 (Volume 23): 188 - 196

Marschner, Laura/Olma, Isabelle: The First Review Conference of the International Criminal Court, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik, Issue 09/2010 (Volume 5): 529 - 534.

Marschner, Laura: Von Nürnberg über Rom nach Kampala – Die erste Überprüfungskonferenz des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs. BOFAX No. 347 of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (June 2010).

Paper presentations

Research Forum of the American Society of International Law: Money Makes the Crime Go Round - Conceptualizing International Criminal Law as a Risk for Banks/ Washington, October 2015.

Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals: Victim Participation and the Fairness of International Criminal Trials - A Zero-sum Game? / University of Surrey, Surrey International Law Centre, September 2014.

International Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Twenty-First Century: Implications of Trauma on Testimony in International Criminal Trials / NYU School of Law, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, November 2013.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: How Multi-Level Politicization Impacts on the Legitimacy of Hybrid Tribunals: A Case Study on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal / San Francisco, April 2013.

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal - Assessing Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead / University of Zurich, November 2012.

Mid-year meeting of the American Society for International Law (ASIL): Unspeakable Memories, Unattainable Truths? Victim-Witness Testimony in the Khmer Rouge Trials / Los Angeles, November 2011.

Second East Asian Law and Society Conference: The Dialects of International Criminal Law – A ‘Tower of Babel’? / Yonsei University Seoul, September 2011.

Affective States of International Criminal Justice: Trauma, Memory, and the International Criminal Trial - Reflections on Victim-Witness Testimony / Melbourne University Law School, July 2011.

Teaching

Autumn Semester 2016: Colloquium Human Rights (MA).

Autumn Semester 2015: Colloquium Human Rights (MA).