Martin Fertmann joined the Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut’s research programme “Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces”
in October 2020. He is currently working in the project “Digital Human Rights Network”
. His dissertation project deals with procedural requirements for the content moderation practices of social networks under international law.
Martin Fertmann studied law at the University of Hamburg and the China-EU School of Law in Beijing. During his studies, he worked for an online marketing company doing search engine optimization, as a research assistant in public commercial law at the law firm Chatham Partners and, in the same capacity, in the field of intellectual property law at Taylor Wessing. He was involved in providing pro-bono legal advice in Internet-related cases within the University of Hamburg’s Cyber Law Clinic for several years, first as a legal advisor and later in a tutoring capacity.
Besides his work at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │Hans-Bredow-Institute, he is a fellow at the Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation
and the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law at the University of Hamburg.