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Elisabeth Bischofreiter

She studied law at the University of Vienna and the University of Geneva, focusing on international and European law. After completing an internship at the Austrian Ombudsman Board she enrolled in the Master of Arts in Human Rights in Vienna. In the course of the Master programme, she gathered additional experience doing an internship at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin. There she worked on the criminal accountability in Sri Lanka for war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the same time, Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak, LL.M. was selected as independent expert to lead the new global study on the situation of children deprived of liberty. As Bischofreiter was already familiar with the overall situation in Sri Lanka - a country marked by a 26 year-long civil war - Prof. Dr. Nowak approached her with the idea of writing her thesis on children deprived of liberty in Sri Lanka. Bischofreiter was immediately enthusiastic about this suggestion, as this was a great chance to further immerse herself into the politics and cultural particularities of the Southeast Asian country and to look into the situation of those born after the civil war came to an end in 2009. Currently, Bischofreiter is a trainee lawyer at the law firm, "Breitenecker Kolbitsch Vana". Her main focus is the legal representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual offences in the criminal proceedings and family law.

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