Hannah Deters

Hannah Deters


Hannah Deters is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law and a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution; joining both in 2021. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg under the supervision of Prof. Burkhard Hess. Her research focuses on comparing the prevailing practice of second instance courts to not give reasons when refusing applications of leave to appeal and whether this is in accordance to national constitutional and international law.

Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute, Hannah worked as a research assistant in the data protection and digitalisation team of a German law firm with a strong practice in public law as well as in the committee of petitions in the German Bundestag. During her studies, she interned at law firms specialising in alternative dispute resolution. Before embarking on her law studies, Hannah swam competitively, which secured her a sports scholarship as a student athlete at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she studied English Literature and History for two semesters.

As part of her double degree in English and German law, Hannah obtained her LL.B. with First class honours from King’s College London in 2019 and completed her First State Exam at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2020.

Her main research interests include International Law, Comparative Constitutional law, International and Comparative Procedural Law and Human Rights Law.