Lidia Rieder, PhD, serves as legal officer for ADF International in Vienna, Austria. She is a lawyer specializing in public international law and conducts high quality legal advocacy in Europe to promote and protect religious liberty, life, and the family, including marriage. Her responsibilities include legal analysis, research, and drafting.
Prior to joining ADF International, Rieder worked as an intern at the United Nations Register of Damage. She also worked and interned with commercial, governmental, and legal organizations in Minsk, Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, and Vienna. She is fluent in English, German, and Russian.
Rieder earned her law degree in 2008 in Minsk, Belarus, followed by an LL.M. in International and European Law in 2010 in Bremen. She obtained a PhD in International Law at the University of Bremen in 2018 (magna cum laude) for which she was scholarship holder of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.