Lisa Ott is the co-head of the Dealing with the Past program at swisspeace. She holds a MA and a PhD in Law from the University of Lucerne, as well as a Certificat de Droit Transnational from the University of Geneva. She worked as a research and teaching assistant with the Chair for Constitutional and Public International Law at the University of Lucerne and completed her PhD thesis on enforced disappearance in international criminal, humanitarian and human rights law. In 2010, she joined the Field Monitoring and Reporting Unit of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal. In 2011-2014, she worked as a human rights officer with OHCHR in Colombia, mainly on issues related to human rights defenders at risk, public policies on human rights, national human rights institutions and land restitution. She has also worked with NGOs in El Salvador on indigenous rights and the rights of migrants.