Katerina Pitsoli is a PhD candidate at a Joint Programme between Université Grénoble-Alpes (France) and Swansea University (UK) on the topic of cyber threats and international law. She is also currently working with the Protection Unit of UNHCR and practices with the Athens Bar Association.

She holds an LL.B. from the University of Athens, an LL.M. in International Law from Tufts University’s “The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy”, and has studied at Harvard Law School as a cross-registered LL.M. student. She has also obtained a Certificate in International Humanitarian Law from the University of Geneva and is currently being trained by the Council of Europe’s HELP Program and the UNHCR, in cooperation with the Athens Bar Association, on the protection of asylum-seekers under the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.

In the past she was also assisted Human Rights Committee Member Photini Pazartzis, worked at the Executive Office of the UN OHCHR in Geneva, as well as the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, and was employed by Tufts University as a Research and Teaching Assistant. Her research interests include international security studies, international humanitarian and human rights law, international criminal law, refugee law and asylum procedures.