Dr. Carolin HillemannsHead of Editing & Press
- Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law & Policy
- Mediation, Victim’s Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility
Carolin Hillemanns commenced her legal studies at the University of Heidelberg in 1992 In 1994, she received an Erasmus scholarship to study at the University of Montpellier I, France, where she obtained her Maîtrise en Droit Public. On returning to the University of Heidelberg in 1995, she continued her legal studies and successfully passed her First State Examination in 1997, with a focus on public international and European law. Thereafter, she clerked at the district court in Konstanz (Referendariat) and worked as a researcher at the Chair of Professor Kay Hailbronner for Public Law, International Law and European Law at the University of Konstanz.
Carolin completed her elective traineeship with an international law firm in Sydney, Australia. In 1999, she successfully passed her Second State Examination, with a focus on private international law. From 2000-2002, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Public International Law and Foreign Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The Institute’s Chair, Professor Daniel Thürer, supervised her dissertation on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. During this period, Carolin received a scholarship from the Swiss Science Foundation to spend one year abroad as a visiting scholar at New York University, USA. She was awarded the doctoral title from the University of Zurich in 2004.
Carolin then worked for a commercial and corporate law firm in Montreal, Canada, before taking on the role of Executive Director of the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (an international non-governmental organization) in 2006. In late 2007, Carolin returned to Germany as the scientific coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment (IMPRS REMEP).
In mid-2017, she assumed the position of Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. She spent a six-month sabbatical in Santa Cruz, California, in 2018.