Mariana Karkoutly, M.A.

Mariana Karkoutly is a PhD fellow and associated researcher in the MeDiMi project on “Human Rights Crimes, Norm Entrepreneurs, and the Implementation of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany”. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in law from Damascus University, a Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession from Alice-Salomon-Hochschule Berlin, and a master’s degree in Social and Political Science from Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Presently, Mariana serves as a co-founder and a legal investigator at Huquqyat, an organization of self-identifying women lawyers and legal practitioners engaged in legal accountability in Syria. Her role involves actively contributing to the development of case files concerning war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. She holds senior fellow positions at Humanity in Action and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, along with a research fellowship at the Research Lab: Constitutional Politics in Turkey. Additionally, Mariana is a board member at both Huquqyat and GEM (Guardians of Equality Movement). Her expertise extends to conducting research projects within the realm of social and political sciences.