Rosario Figari Layús has a researcher position in social sciences at the University of Konstanz (project sponsord by the European Research Council) and is PhD Candidate in Political Sciences at the University of Marburg (Germany). Her current thesis research focuses on the role of national criminal trials in Argentina. She holds a degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a MA in Social Sciences from the Humbodlt University of Berlin. She worked as research assistant at the Department of Poltical Sciences of the Free University of Berlin (2008-2009). Her research areas are human rights policies, Transitional Justice in Latin American, national and international prosecutions for human rights crimes. She is also a member of the Argentine Human Rights organization Permanent Assembly for Human Rights.