Judith Hackmack has degrees in philosophy, history and law from universities in Regensburg, Graz and Berlin, where she is registered as a lawyer. As a PhD candidate, she is examining the legal history of German colonialism. Hackmack has worked in Germany, Ecuador and Costa Rica. She was a legal trainee at ECCHR, where she has worked 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 the law.