Nele Achten

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Exeter Centre for International Law

Nele Achten is a MPhil/ PhD candidate at Exeter. Her research examines the obligation of states to prevent, stop and protect against harmful cyber activities. She is currently affiliated with the Cybersecurity Project at Harvard Kennedy School and visiting researcher at Harvard Law School.

Nele recently worked as a lecturer of constitutional, human rights and migration law for law enforcement officers in Germany. She previously passed her German bar exam, and worked as legal trainee in different institutions such as Amnesty International, the German embassy in Colombia and Eurojust. Nele also worked as a research assistant at the International Law Commission and at the University of Geneva. She holds a German law degree (Erstes Staatsexamen) and a LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.