Anna Hankings-Evans

Director

Anna Hankings-Evans is a German-Ghanaian corporate attorney and lecturer in EU law and international economic law. From 2020 to 2022, she headed the office of a boutique law firm in Ghana and, in this context, accompanied cross-border investment projects to West Africa. During her legal traineeship she worked for the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and was a legal advisor to the German embassy in Accra, Ghana.

Her research focuses on public international law, particularly from a postcolonial TWAIL perspective and with a special focus on the African region. In this context, she wrote her doctoral thesis on bilateral investment treaties between China and African states, subjecting them to analysis in light of global power shifts. Between 2016 and 2017, she resided in South Africa as a visiting scholar at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University. Since 2018, she serves as an independent legal expert for the African Union.