Hannah Birkenkötter, LL.M. (Cologne/Paris I), is currently a research fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the Research Group “Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts”. Hannah researches in public international law with a focus on international institutional law, in particular the United Nations; constitutional and international legal theory; and international human rights law. She defended her doctoral dissertation ’A concept at the very heart of the Organization’s mission’: Unpacking the Rule of Law at the United Nations at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in May 2020. During her doctoral studies, she was a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at New York University School of Law for the academic year 2016-2017 and held visiting positions at Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (2016) and at Princeton University (2014). Her work has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (with Christoph Möllers), the German Review on the United Nations and Global Constitutionalism (forthcoming). Hannah holds a double master’s degree in law from the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and completed her state exams in Berlin, Germany. She gained practical experience through legal clerkships (Referendariat) inter alia with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Hannah is a board member of the German United Nations Association and the Board of Trustees of Women Engage for a Common Future.