Hillemanns joined the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International
Criminal Law in November 2007. During the first funding period of the IMPRS
REMEP she successfully managed and coordinated the Research School (2008-2014).
Since March 2014 she has been local coordinator and researcher at the MPICC.
She obtained a Maîtrise en Droit Public from the University of Montpellier I
(France) in 1995. In 1997, she graduated from Heidelberg Law School (Germany)
and passed her bar exam in 1999. From 2000 to 2002 she was a research associate
at the Chair of Professor D. Thürer, Institute of Public International and
Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Zurich (Switzerland), where she
received her doctorate in 2004. In 2002-2003 she was a Visiting Scholar at New
York University School of Law (USA). In 2006 and 2007 she served as Executive
Director of the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association, Montreal
(Canada). Her research focuses on transitional justice mechanisms. She has done
presentations, research and publications in the fields of corporate social
responsibility, international criminal law and policy, transitional justice,
international human rights law, institutional law of the European Communities,
democracy and federalism, globalization, and German constitutional law.