Alexander Wentker is a Research Fellow in the SHADES project at MPIL. His doctoral thesis explores party status to armed conflict in international law and is supported by a doctoral scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation as well as by a Clarendon scholarship. Alexander teaches International Dispute Settlement at Freie Universität Berlin. He completed his First State Examination in law in Berlin (Humboldt-Universität) and holds master’s degrees in law from the universities of Oxford and Paris II. Prior to joining the research group, Alexander clerked at the Supreme Court of Namibia and interned, inter alia, with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York.