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Lena Riecke

Lena Riecke is a PhD candidate at Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs in The Hague. Her research interests include good governance, accountability, and regulating the proliferation of spyware through its export to States that use it to violate human rights. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on the disciplines of law, history, cybersecurity, and intelligence. Prior to her PhD, Lena graduated Cum Laude from Leiden University with an LLM in Public International Law and obtained a First Class BA(Hons) in Law from the University of Cambridge. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Lena researched the protection afforded by international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law to civilian data from targeting during international armed conflict and evaluated the regulation of lethal autonomous weapons systems under customary IHL from a postcolonial perspective.