Christian Ritscher has been serving as the head of the War Crimes Unit S4 at the Office of the Federal Public Prosecutor General since 2014. He is the member of the War Crimes Unit at the Office of the Federal Public Prosecutor General.
Prior to this, he was working at the office of the Federal Public Prosecutor General in different functions in the division of prosecution of espionage and international crimes since 2002. Christian Ritscher has been working in the judicial branch since 1992. He served as judge and prosecutor in different positions at the District Courts of Aschaffenburg/Bavaria and of Munich and in the appeals division of the Office of the Federal Public Prosecutor General. Besides his work as a prosecutor, he is publishing on a variety of topics on international criminal law, addressing in his most recent article the impact of Covid-19 on international criminal trials in Germany.