Julie Bernath is a senior researcher and program officer in the Dealing with the Past program at swisspeace. She wrote her PhD dissertation on the resistances to the state-sanctioned process of transitional justice in Cambodia: the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Her PhD was part of the research project on ‘Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Understandings of Peace and Justice’ funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2012-2015). Julie’s research specializations include the politics of transitional justice, victims’ participation in transitional justice processes and dealing with the past in Cambodia. Julie is also Chair of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR). Prior to joining swisspeace in 2012, Julie worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, focusing on issues of outreach and legacy, after having interned in the Public Affairs section of the ECCC. She has also volunteered for TRIAL Watch and interned at the European Parliament. Julie holds a PhD in political science from the University of Basel, Switzerland and a MA in political science from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, France.