Hà Lê Phan-Warnke is a doctoral researcher in the international interdisciplinary graduate program "Human Rights under Pressure - Ethics, Law, and Politics" at Free University Berlin, Germany. She holds a LL.B from the Dresden University of Technology, a law degree from the Université Paris X and a LL.M in International human rights law with distinction from the University of Essex. She previously worked for the Research Division of the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, the German Institute for Human Rights and civil society organizations in Germany. Her research interests revolve around socio-economic rights, substantive equality, critical theories, socio-legal approaches and qualitative methods. During her visiting fellowship at the ISHR, she focuses on a case study that seeks to track localization processes of the human right to sanitation in Alabama.