Judith Hackmack is a graduate in Philosophy, History and Law from the universities of Regensburg, Graz, and Berlin, where she is registered as a lawyer. As a PhD candidate, she examines the legal history of German colonialism. Hackmack has worked in Germany, Ecuador and Costa Rica. She was a Legal Trainee at ECCHR and has worked for the organization since 2015. In 2017 she joined ECCHR's Business and Human Rights program where she works on surveillance technology and human rights violations in Syria. Within the Institute for Legal Intervention, she is responsible for work on German and European colonial crimes as well as critical postcolonial perspectives on law.