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Natascha Kersting is a Research Fellow on the joint British Red Cross/International Committee of the Red Cross project on customary international humanitarian law, based at the Lauterpacht Centre in Cambridge.

She is also a senior associate for law and policy at the climate and health-focussed NGO EarthMedic where she is responsible for the establishment of fact-finding commissions and for the development and supervision of internship programmes.

Prior to joining the project, Natascha was a research assistant on the ERC-funded project on State Silence in International Law at University College London. She was also a research assistant on the Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict & Human Rights project at Columbia University.

Natascha has completed internships at the ICRC delegations in Zimbabwe and Algeria and in the political division of the German Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where her focus was on peace and security in Africa.

Natascha holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge and has completed a double-degree programme in German, French and international law at the University of Cologne and the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, resulting in an LL.B. as well as the French Licence and Maîtrise. She also holds a diploma in political science form Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf.

She has extensive experience in moot courts, as a participant, coach and judge, and in teaching summer schools.

Natascha is fluent in English, French and German, and proficient in Spanish.