Julia Kozma holds a PhD in International Criminal Law and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Peace Support Operations. Since 2004, she is legal researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna; and since 2008 senior legal researcher at the University of Vienna. From 2008 to 2012 she was head of the team “Human Dignity and Public Security” at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute. Until 2010 she worked for the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, and participated in various fact-finding missions (Nepal, Jordan, Gambia, Togo, Sri Lanka, Moldova, Uruguay, and Jamaica) as well as in the report on Guantánamo Bay. In December 2009 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe elected her Austrian expert member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT); in 2013 she was unanimously reelected for a second term. She has broad teaching experiences and has written diverse publications on human rights and torture related issues.