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Rasha Abdul Rahim

Amnesty International, UK

Rasha Abdul Rahim

Amnesty International, UK
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Amnesty International, UK

Rasha Abdul Rahim

Rasha Abdul Rahim is Director of Amnesty Tech at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, where she heads up the AI and Big Data Team. Rasha covers issues related to privacy and data protection, surveillance, platform accountability and ensuring human rights are respected in the design and use of new and frontier technologies. Rasha also leads Amnesty's work on fully autonomous weapons systems and other emerging artificial intelligence technologies for military and police use. Rasha sits on the Steering Committee of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. She was previously Researcher/Advisor in the Arms Control, Security Trade and Human Rights Team where she worked on various arms control issues, including the Arms Trade Treaty, the trade in conventional arms, the use of inhumane weapons around the world and the use and transfer of armed drones. Rasha was centrally involved in the global campaign to secure the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty, which entered into force in December 2014. She has a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BBP Law School in London.

Berna Akcali Gur

Queen Mary University, UK

Berna Akcali Gur

Queen Mary University, UK
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Queen Mary University, UK

Berna Akcali Gur

Berna Akcali Gur is an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS within the Digital Governance Cluster. She is also the LL.M. module convenor for Outer Space Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Previously, she has held academic positions at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London and Kadir Has University Law School in Istanbul. Berna is the serving Chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Annual Symposium Programme Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Prior to her academic career, Berna practised law in Istanbul, New York, and London."

Noora Arajärvi

European University Institute, Italy

Noora Arajärvi

European University Institute, Italy
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European University Institute, Italy

Noora Arajärvi

Dr. Noora Arajärvi (PhD, EUI; LLM, Helsinki; LLB, Sheffield)) is Legal Officer at the European University Institute.  She has worked as a law lecturer, a postdoctoral researcher, and in professional roles at the UN Rule of Law Unit in New York and at the Hertie School in Berlin. In her research she covers diverse areas, such as the sources of international law, rule of law in international organizations, data protection in research ethics, and the role of law in higher education. Recently, she co-edited The Theory, Practice, and Interpretation of Customary International Law (CUP 2022). She is a member of the EUI Exploratory Working Group on AI Generative Models, and a research group member of Center for AI and Digital Policy Clinic Class 2024/2. She also serves as deputy chair of the Co-ordinating Committee of the ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy.

Matilda Arvidsson

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Matilda Arvidsson

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Matilda Arvidsson

Dr Matilda Arvidsson is associate professor (docent) of international law, and assistant senior lecturer in jurisprudence at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

She is affiliated to l'Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit, Paris, France. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include AI and law, legal theory and history, international law, posthumanism and technology, feminism and ethnography, as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms and in inter-species relations. She is the editor for the Routledge book series in AI, Law and Society.

Johanas Baltrimas

Vilnius University, Lithuania

Johanas Baltrimas

Vilnius University, Lithuania
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Vilnius University, Lithuania

Johanas Baltrimas

Dr. Johanas Baltrimas is a legal scholar with a specialization in legal theory, legal reasoning, human rights, and administrative law. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor at Vilnius University Faculty of Law. His research interests are deeply rooted in the nexus of law and technology, with a particular emphasis on understanding how legal reasoning evolves in response to the challenges posed by the digital age.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Dr. Baltrimas actively engages with the legal community, participating in conferences, seminars, and projects that further advance legal scholarship and practice. His involvement in projects addressing the challenges posed by technological innovations for legal liability principles, as well as his contributions to strengthening human rights capacities in Ukraine, underscore his commitment to applying legal expertise in addressing real-world issues.

Debolina Bhatt

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Debolina Bhatt

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
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Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Debolina Bhatt

Debolina Bhatt is a Ph.D. Researcher in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her doctoral research examines the liability regime under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for marine environmental harm that could potentially arise from commercial scale deep seabed mining.

Debolina also serves as Teaching Assistant for the Interdisciplinary Masters Programmes at the Geneva Graduate Institute since February 2023. Prior to joining the Ph.D Programme, Debolina taught Tort Law and Criminal Procedure at Jindal Global Law School in India (2019-2021). She also served as Faculty Coordinator at the JGLS, Office of International Collaborations.

Debolina was admitted to practice law in India in 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow (2017). She also holds an LL.M. in Indian Constitutional Law (2014) and Bachelor's degrees in Law (Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India, 2012) and Education (University of Calcutta, India, 2003).



Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore

Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore
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National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Simon Chesterman

Simon Chesterman¬†is David Marshall Professor and Vice Provost (Educational Innovation) at the National University of Singapore, where he is also the founding Dean of NUS College. He serves as Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law. Previously, he was Dean of NUS Law from 2012 to 2022 and Co‚ÄźPresident of the Law Schools Global League from 2021 to 2023.

Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman‚Äôs teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006‚Äź2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York.

Professor Chesterman is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law (CUP, 2021) and One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011). He also writes on legal education and higher education more generally, and is the author of five novels including the Raising Arcadia trilogy and Artifice.

Delphine Dogot

Université Catholique de Lille, France

Delphine Dogot

Université Catholique de Lille, France
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Université Catholique de Lille, France

Delphine Dogot

Delphine Dogot is associate professor of Law at Université Catholique de Lille. She works on law and technology, international law and legal philosophy, in particular in relation to global governance, risk and security. Her work critically investigates tech-driven transformations of law and governance. She is based on the Paris-Issy Campus, where she is the Director of LeStudio, a collaborative and creative digital/law lab and the research coordinator on Digital & Emerging Technologies for the C3RD Research Center on Law & Risk.  Before joining UCLille she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Law at HEC Paris, an OXPO Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, an Exchange Doctoral Scholar at Harvard Law School, a Fellow at Sciences Po Law School and a researcher for the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy at the Univerité Libre de Bruxelles. 

Nathan Ehrenfreund

McGill University, Canada

Nathan Ehrenfreund

McGill University, Canada
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McGill University, Canada

Nathan Ehrenfreund

Nathan Ehrenfreund is a Doctoral Researcher in public international law and global regulation at McGill University, Canada, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research revolves around the theorization of normative hybridity as a key phenomenon in the regulation of global issues, understood as the de facto co-action of multiple normative systems in the regulation of a single global challenge. He studies the intertwined relations between non-state transnational norms and state-made law in three different global regulatory regimes, focusing on the functional characteristics, interactions, complementarities and interferences between coexisting but mostly uncoordinated normative systems. He seeks to better map the phenomenon and to offer a methodological framework that should allow for a more conscious and functional grasp on the regulation of global issues.  

Nathan currently holds a position as an Associate Supervisory Fellow at McGill University, supervising L.L.M. students in their final research papers. In 2023 he gave lectures in public international law at McGill University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and a master’s degree in Law from the University of Lausanne (summa cum laude).

Eirini Fasia

Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Eirini Fasia

Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
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Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Eirini Fasia

Eirini Fasia is a Lecturer in Marine Law at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). She has studied law at the University of Oxford (DPhil; MPhil; MJur), the University of Athens (LLM in Public International Law), and the Democritus University of Thrace (LLB), and she is admitted to practice law in Greece. Before joining WUR, she taught Public International Law at the University of Oxford, and she acted as the convenor of the Oxford PIL Discussion Group. During 2022-2023 she served as a Judicial Fellow at the International Court of Justice. Eirini has worked as a researcher on several projects, including the ‚ÄėSatellite Monitoring of the High Seas‚Äô project, funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Edouard Fromageau

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Edouard Fromageau

University of Aberdeen, Scotland
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Edouard Fromageau

Edouard Fromageau is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Aberdeen. He specialized in international economic law, international dispute resolution, law and technology, and the law of international organizations, but also contributed in several occasions to projects with international human rights, global animal law and international environmental law aspects.

Before joining the University of Aberdeen as Lecturer in 2020, Edouard was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, which he joined in 2015 after a postdoctoral stay at NYU School of Law.

Edouard obtained a dual Ph.D. (summa cum laude, Prix Bellot) in public international law from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and Aix-Marseille Université (France) in 2014. He was a Research and Teaching Assistant at the public international law Department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva between January 2009 and December 2014. Edouard was also a Visiting Researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2012, and a Guest Lecturer at the University of Kobe in 2017.

Edouard is a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law, and was a co-convener of the ESIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals.

His current research interests include legal theory and legal reasoning, global and international institutional law, judicial and quasi-judicial dispute settlement.

Matthew Gillett

University of Essex, England

Matthew Gillett

University of Essex, England
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Matthew Gillett

Dr. Matthew Gillett is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and a United Nations Special Mandate Holder (on the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention). He prosecuted cases before the international courts in The Hague for over a decade and now heads the University of Essex Digital Verification Unit.  He has published extensively on international criminal law, human rights, and evidence.

Mykola Gnatovskyy

Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine

Mykola Gnatovskyy

Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine
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Mykola Gnatovskyy

Judge Mykola Gnatovskyy holds an LL.M and a Ph.D. in International Law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. 

Before joining the European Court of Human Rights in June 2022, he taught Public International Law at the Institute of International Relations of the same University, specialising in International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law (since 2002). Between 2009 and 2021, he was a member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), serving as its President for three consecutive terms (2015-2021). Dr Gnatovskyy is 1st Vice-President of the Ukrainian Association of International Law since 2017.

He has been a member of editorial boards of international law journals published in Ukraine and other European countries."

Katia Fach Gómez

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Katia Fach Gómez

University of Zaragoza, Spain
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University of Zaragoza, Spain

Katia Fach Gómez

Katia Fach Gómez, Dr iur., LLM, is a tenured lecturer of Private International Law at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Her latest English monograph is The Technological Competence of Arbitrators (Springer 2023) and her latest co-edited volume is The Award in International Investment Arbitration (OUP 2024). She has taught international investment and commercial arbitration, ADR, global law, international litigation, conflict of laws, etc., at numerous European, US, and Latin American universities. She has been a recipient of a Humboldt scholarship for senior scientists and has been designated  by the Kingdom of Spain to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2020-2026). She acts regularly as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international disputes.

Jekaterina Govina

Vilnius TECH university, Lithuania

Jekaterina Govina

Vilnius TECH university, Lithuania
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Vilnius TECH university, LITHUANIA

Jekaterina Govina

Jekaterina Govina is an established financial regulation and FinTech expert. Ms. Govina spent more than nine years working with the Central Bank of Lithuania, acting in various roles related to financial regulation. During her career, Ms. Govina was responsible for establishing Lithuania's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) competence center, implementing the Fintech and Innovation Strategy of the Central Bank of Lithuania, and developing crowdfunding regulation in Lithuania, as well as working with many other related initiatives. Ms. Jekaterina Govina was the national representative of the Bank of Lithuania at multiple European regulatory authorities. This includes membership at the Standing Committee of Anti-Money Laundering under the European Banking Authority (EBA), as well as the membership at the Supervisory Board at the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank (ECB). Currently, she is a Partner at the Law firm Response Legal and Co-founder of Amlyze, an Anti-money laundering solution provider.
She teaches Fintech courses at Vilnius TECH university and Kaunas Technology university, the top technology-oriented universities in Lithuania and the Baltic States.

Victoria Guijarro Santos

University of Muenster, Germany

Victoria Guijarro Santos

University of Muenster, Germany
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Victoria Guijarro Santos

Victoria Guijarro Santos is a doctoral student at the law faculty of the University of Goettingen and the University of Muenster, Germany. Her research lies at the intersection of Fundamental and Human Rights Law, Antidiscrimination Law, AI Law, and Critical Data Studies. She cofounded the network Young Digital Law (Junges Digitales Recht, JDR) and Law & Political Economy Germany (LPEG).

John Haskell

University of Manchester Law School, UK

John Haskell

University of Manchester Law School, UK
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University of Manchester Law School, United Kingdom

John Haskell

John Haskell serves as a professor at the University of Manchester Law School. His current research focuses on international law scholarship at the intersections of religion, political economy and technology. 

Jonathan Hafetz

Seton Hall Law School, USA

Jonathan Hafetz

Seton Hall Law School, USA
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Seton Hall Law School, USA

Jonathan Hafetz

Professor Jonathan Hafetz is the author of two award-winning books, Punishing Atrocities through a Fair Trial: International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the Age of Global Terrorism (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018), and Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011), as well as numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. His work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Wisconsin Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, and Cambridge Journal of Comparative & International Law, and has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also written for mainstream publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and The Nation, testified before Congress, and contributed frequently to Just Security and other legal blogs. 

Before joining the faculty at Seton Hall Law School, Professor Hafetz worked as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he represented prisoners in locations across the globe to enforce human rights obligations and litigated landmark cases challenging arbitrary detention, secret rendition, and torture. During this time, he litigated cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and throughout the federal court system as well as in the European Court of Human Rights. Professor Hafetz was named to the List of Experts for the International Criminal Court and has served as a consultant to the Organization for Security, Cooperation in Europe, the Open Society Foundations, and other organizations. Professor Hafetz previously was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico and Japan. He also is the creator and host of Law on Film, a podcast that explores how legal issues are depicted in film, often tackling questions around international law and justice.

Gina Heathcote

Newcastle University, UK

Gina Heathcote

Newcastle University, UK
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Newcastle University, UK

Gina Heathcote

Gina Heathcote is Professor of Public International Law at Newcastle University (UK) and with research spanning feminist methodologies, international law, collective security and the international law of the sea.

Her most recent monograph is titled, Feminist Dialogues on International Law: successes, tensions, futures (OUP 2019). She is co-editor, with Vanja Hamzic, of the Routledge Series on Feminist and Queer International Law. Her forthcoming book is titled The International Law of the Sea: a Feminist Analysis (Routledge 2025).

Nora Hertz

University of Freiburg, Germany

Nora Hertz

University of Freiburg, Germany
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Nora Hertz

Nora Hertz, is a PhD candidate at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and a research assistant in the interdisciplinary project Responsible and Scalable Learning for Robots Assisting Humans (ReScaLe). She studied law at Humboldt-University Berlin (state exam), Paris-Panth√©on-Assas University (ma√ģtrise en droit) and King¬īs College London (LLM).

Her research focuses on the human rights protection of the mind and the regulation of non-medical neurotechnologies. In 2023, she did a research stay at the ‚ÄúSteering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health‚ÄĚ at the Council of Europe. Currently, she is a visiting doctoral student at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford.

Nataliia Hendel

Geneva Academy, Switzerland

Nataliia Hendel

Geneva Academy, Switzerland
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Nataliia Hendel

Nataliia Hendel is a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an expert at the Support for Fundamental Research Fund (Ukraine). Since 2011, Nataliia Hendel teaches public international law, specialising in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international health law. Dr. Nataliia Hendel is an expert and trainer on international humanitarian law of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, the Training Centre for Prosecutors of Ukraine, The Higher School of Public Administration, and the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. She is an expert in the working group of the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) within the ‚ÄúHELP for Ukraine including during wartime‚ÄĚ.

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Runar Hilleren

Law at the University of Oslo, Norway

Runar Hilleren

Law at the University of Oslo, Norway
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Runar Hilleren

Dr. Runar Hilleren Lie is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Oslo with the thesis "Influence and change in International Investment Law". He was awarded the 2023 ESIL Early-Career Scholar Prize. He is currently a part of the NORDASIL and COPIID projects, where he uses computational methods to investigate asylum law practices and compliance with international investment arbitration awards.

Lora Izvorova

LSE Law School, UK

Lora Izvorova

LSE Law School, UK
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LSE Law School, United Kingdom

Lora Izvorova

Lora Izvorova is a Fellow at LSE Law School. She is completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust. Lora’s doctoral dissertation examined the meaning of human dignity in Russia’s interpretations of the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of dignity’s contested nature as an obstacle to the Convention’s internalisation in the state.

Lora is a member of the ERC-funded research project Human Rights Nudge, led by Professor Veronika Fikfak. Previously, Lora has served as Co-Convenor of the Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Cambridge, Co-Convenor of the Cambridge International Law Conference, General Editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal, and Managing Editor of the LSE Law Review.

Emily Jones

Newcastle University, UK

Emily Jones

Newcastle University, UK
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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Emily Jones

Emily Jones is a NUAcT Fellow based in Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University. Emily is a generalist public international lawyer whose interdisciplinary work combines theory and practice. Her work broadly examines modes of resistance, hope and re-worlding, drawing on feminist, queer, posthuman, decolonial and critical disability studies in that aim.

Benedict Kingsbury

NYU School of Law, USA

Benedict Kingsbury

NYU School of Law, USA
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Benedict Kingsbury

Benedict Kingsbury is Vice Dean and Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

His current work focuses on physical, digital, and informational infrastructure (Infrareg); global data/tech law (including digital sequence data, and generative AI); and planetary and space law. He has served as Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) since its founding in 2002, and has jointly led its projects on Global Administrative Law, Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance, and Megaregional Agreements as regulation (Megareg).

He was joint Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law 2013-18. After completing his LL.B. at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Professor Kingsbury was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, and graduated from the M.Phil in International Relations and D.Phil in Law at Oxford, where he subsequently taught.

Melanie Klinkner

Bournemouth University UK

Melanie Klinkner

Bournemouth University UK
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Bournemouth University, UK

Melanie Klinkner

Professor Melanie Klinkner is Professor of International Law, Department of Humanities and Law, Bournemouth University (UK). She is PI for the MaGPIE project and co-author of the Bournemouth Protocol on Mass Grave Protection and Investigation, an AHRC funded project that she led in collaboration with the International Commission on Missing Persons. She is PI on the MaGMap project, and in her current work on MaGPIE she is leading the creation of a world-wide map of mass graves.

Klaudia Klonowska

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Klaudia Klonowska

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Klaudia Klonowska

Klaudia Klonowska is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Asser Institute and the University of Amsterdam. Her research lies at the intersection of law & technology, with the focus on AI-enabled decision support aids in the military context. She is a member of the research project Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence (DILEMA) led by Dr Berenice Boutin. She has presented her research at several conferences, including the European Society of International Law (ESIL), European International Studies Association (EISA), and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), as well as delivered lectures at the Universities of Manchester, Sciences Po Paris and Harvard.  

Before starting her doctoral thesis, Klaudia worked at the Asser Institute as a Junior Researcher in Public International Law. She coordinated the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum initiatives on maritime security and the terrorist watchlisting practices. She worked at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), authoring three publications on military robotic and autonomous systems. At Amnesty International, she contributed to the formulation of the due diligence principle regarding the exports of surveillance technologies in the EU Regulation 2021/821 (recast). As a United Nations Youth Delegate of Poland, Klaudia advocated for the meaningful youth representation in governments, including by delivering a speech at the 73rd General Assembly in New York. Klaudia holds a BSc in International Relations and Law from Amsterdam University College and LL.M. in International Technology Law from Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Klaudia is fluent in English, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese, and is advancing her knowledge of Dutch.

Kaja Kowalczewska

Incubators of Research Excellence, Poland

Kaja Kowalczewska

Incubators of Research Excellence, Poland
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Kaja Kowalczewska

Dr. Kaja Kowalczewska - assistant professor in the Incubator of Scientific Excellence - Digital Justice Center (since 2022) focusing on the impact of new technologies on the criminal justice process. She has master degrees in international law from Jagiellonian University, University of Orléans, Panthéon-Assas University and College of Europe. Her doctoral dissertation, defended in 2018 at the Jagiellonian University, was devoted to the lethal application of AI in modern armed conflicts and received a distinction from Polish Branch of International Law Association. She is currently researching the ongoing digitalization and democratization of investigations in core international crimes. Member of ESIL, ILA and AIDP. ORCID: 0000-0002-9799-9150

Joanna Kulesza

University of Lodz, Poland

Joanna Kulesza

University of Lodz, Poland
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Joanna Kulesza

Joanna Kulesza, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Lodz Cyber Hub research center at the University of Lodz and an assistant professor of international law at the Faculty of Law and Administration.

Her expertise spans public international law, internet governance, human rights, and cybersecurity. Joanna represents European Internet users at the At-Large Advisory Committee within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and leads cybersecurity due diligence efforts within the European and Chinese working group on the application of international law in cyberspace led by the EUISS, GCSP and CICIR.

Formerly, she chaired the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (2019-2022) and was a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2019-2023). Joanna's publications include "Due Diligence in International Law" (BRILL 2016) and "International Internet Law" (Routledge 2012), along with the co-authored work "Global Governance of Low Earth Orbit Satellite Broadband" (with Berna Akcali-Gur, 2023). Her research contributions continue to inform discussions on cybersecurity, internet governance, and human rights protection in cyberspace.

Henning Lahmann

Leiden University, Netherlands

Henning Lahmann

Leiden University, Netherlands
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Leiden University, Netherlands

Henning Lahmann

Henning Lahmann is Assistant Professor at eLaw ‚Äď Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University Law School. He focuses on the intersection of digital technologies and international law, especially the use of digital open-source information by civil society actors, disinformation, the legal, political, and ethical implications of the use of AI in military and security applications, and transnational cybersecurity.

In 2021/22, Henning was a Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at NYU School of Law, pursuing research on the use of open-source intelligence in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with support from a research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service. Prior to joining Leiden University, he worked as Program Leader International Cyber Law at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. From 2020 to 2022, he also served as an associate research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. In 2019, Henning pursued a research fellowship at the Israel Public Policy Institute and the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Henning holds a doctoral degree in international law from the University of Potsdam, Germany. Previously, he worked as senior policy advisor at the Berlin-based think tank iRights.Lab and acted as the German correspondent for Freedom House‚Äôs annual ‚ÄúFreedom on the Net‚ÄĚ report.¬†

Andrea Leiter

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andrea Leiter

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andrea Leiter

Andrea Leiter is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Center for International Law working on technology enabled governance. She focuses on global inequality and transnational law making through private actors in the digital economy as part of the Sustainable Global Economic Law Group.

Her current research project ‚Äė(Re)coding Values: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations as Pathways toward Sustainable Societies?‚Äô is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in the form of a VENI grant (2024-2027). Her monograph ‚ÄėMaking the World Safe for Investment: The Protection of Foreign Property 1922-1959‚Äô was published with CUP in 2023. Andrea also co-founded the Dutch non-profit organization Sovereign Nature Initiative, working at the intersection of ecology, technology and economics.

Feja Lesniewska

University of Surrey, UK

Feja Lesniewska

University of Surrey, UK
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University of Surrey, UK

Feja Lesniewska

Feja Lesniewska (Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Transitions and Environmental Law), University of Surrey, UK - research focuses on how law, regulations, planning, policy and technology impact initiatives to advance a  just, inclusive circular economy and bioeconomy specifically in regard to infrastructure, construction, land use and forestry.

Agnńó Limantńó

Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania

Agnńó Limantńó

Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania
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Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania

Agnńó Limantńó

Dr Agnńó Limantńó is a Chief Researcher at the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. A considerable part of her research focuses on human rights law, and her recent works analyse the interplay between human rights and technology. Overall, Dr. Limantńó has published over 40 research papers in national and international journals or as book chapters. Her recent papers on law and technology include ‚ÄúA Faces of War: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine and Military Use of FRT‚ÄĚ. In R. Matulionyte, R., M. Zalnieriute, The Cambridge Handbook of Facial Recognition in the Modern State (CUP, 2024); and ‚ÄúBias in Facial Recognition Technologies Used by Law Enforcement: Understanding the Causes and Searching for a Way Out‚ÄĚ (Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2024).

Dr. Limantńó is a co-editor of several edited collections: Cambridge Handbook of Courts and AI (CUP, forthcoming 2026); Protecting Children's Rights: Challenges and Progress in Central and Eastern European Countries (Routledge, forthcoming 2025); Gender-Based Violence and Law: Global Perspectives and Eastern European Practices (Routledge, 2023); Legal Protection of Vulnerable Groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland: Trends and Perspectives (Springer, 2022); The Regulation of Matrimonial Property and Property of Registered Partnerships (Intersentia, 2022).

Dalia Malek

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Dalia Malek

University of Edinburgh, Scotland
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University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Dalia Malek

Dalia Malek is an Early Career Fellow in International Law (Human Rights) at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. She teaches International Migration and Refugee Law and her research focuses on climate change displacement, indirect refoulement, the use of new technologies in migration border control, and the protection of refugees in the African regional system of international human rights law.

She has held positions at UNHCR and various NGOs, working directly with refugees and asylum-seekers in the areas of legal aid, refugee status determination, resettlement, and immigration detention, as well as conducting legal research on issues of human rights, citizenship, and forced migration. She holds a PhD in Law from King's College London, as well as an MA in International Human Rights Law and a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo.

Daniele Mandrioli

University of Milan, Italy

Daniele Mandrioli

University of Milan, Italy
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Daniele Mandrioli

Daniele Mandrioli is an Assistant Professor in International Law at University of Milan. He graduated in Law (Master Degree) in 2018, with a thesis on the State responsibility in cyberspace, which won a national award granted by the Italian Government. In April 2022, Daniele got the PhD in International Law at the University of Milan-Bicocca in joint partnership with the University of Cote D’Azur. Rhodes Academy Alumnus (2019), he attended an internship at the International Maritime Organization (2019). Daniele is coordinator of the group of interest of the Law of the Sea of the Italian Society of International Law.

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche

Queen Mary University, UK

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche

Queen Mary University, UK
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Queen Mary University, United Kingdom

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche¬†is a Lecturer in Law and Fellow of the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Queen Mary University of London. His research studies the impact of new digital technologies on global security governance. He is interested in the forms of inequality and exclusion enacted by practices of algorithmic governance, and how these practices impact political subjectivity and the prospects of collective action (this agenda is set out in a recent article in the¬†European Journal of International Law). Together with Fleur Johns and Gavin Sullivan, he is currently co-editing a volume on Global Governance by Data ‚Äď Infrastructure of Algorithmic Rule (CUP).Dimitri also writes on the changing practices and politics of international law in international organisations. In this field, he recent published his first book ‚Äď The World Bank‚Äôs Lawyers: The Life of International Law as Institutional Practice¬†(OUP).

Dimitri has a strong interest in developing new methodological and (post)critical approaches to international law, around which he is currently organising a new lecture series - Underworlds - and has convened a number of symposia (most recently on the multiple materialisms of international law). Dimitri is a founding committee member of the ESIL Interest Group on International Law and Technology, an Affiliated Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) at New York University (NYU), and an Associate Fellow as the T.M.C. Asser Institute. Dimitri holds a PhD and an LLM in International Law from the European University Institute, an LLM from NYU as Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellow, and a Master of Laws degree from Ghent University (Summa Cum Laude). 

Tamar Megiddo

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Tamar Megiddo

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, Israel

Tamar Megiddo

Tamar Megiddo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research interests include the theory of public international law, technology’s interactions with democracy, and migration and refugees. Megiddo further serves as a Research Associate at the ERC-funded project Three Generations of Digital Human Rights at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law.

Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

Sciences Po, France

Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

Sciences Po, France
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Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi is an Assistant Professor of Law at Sciences Po Law School.  Her current research is situated in the field of international law and global governance. Her main research reflects on technolegal modes of governance and their evolution/proliferation in a context where new forms of transnational risk, risk-anticipation strategies and technology are in play. Her book, Drones and International Law: A Techno-Legal Machinery was published with Cambridge University Press in July 2023.

Rebecca is an Editor for the Legal Theory section of the Leiden Journal of International Law, a co-founder of the ESIL Interest Group on International Law and Technology, and a board member of the Women in International Law Network. She is an Associate Researcher at the TMC Asser Institute and at the International Center for Counter-Terrorism. Rebecca is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Laws of War.

Neha Mishra

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Neha Mishra

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
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Geneva Graduate Institute, SWITZERLAND

Neha Mishra

Neha Mishra is Assistant Professor in the International Law department of the Geneva Graduate Institute. She researches international legal issues in the digital economy, focusing on international economic law, data flows/governance, and digital trade, and the interface of trade law and emerging digital technologies.
She is a qualified  lawyer in India and the UK, and has  previously worked with law firms and technology companies in the UK, India, and Singapore. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from National Law School Bangalore and LSE respectively, a masters in public policy from LKY School in Singapore, and a PhD in law from Melbourne Law School.

Luke Moffett

Queen's University, UK

Luke Moffett

Queen's University, UK
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Queen's University, UK

Luke Moffett

Professor Luke Moffett is chair of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at Queen's University Belfast. He is author of two monographs Justice for Victims before the International Criminal Court (Routledge 2014) and Reparations and War (OUP 2023). He is also co-editor of the Elgar Research Handbook on Transitional Justice (2017 and 2023)

Daragh Murray

Queen Mary University, UK

Daragh Murray

Queen Mary University, UK
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Queen Mary University, UK

Daragh Murray

Daragh Murray is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London School of Law, and a Fellow of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences. He specialises in international human rights law and the law of armed conflict, with a particular interest in the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. He has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to examine the impact of artificial intelligence on individual development and the functioning of democratic societies. This 4 year project runs until January 2026 and has a particular emphasis on law enforcement, intelligence agency, and military AI applications.

Tiina Pajuste

Tallinn University, Estonia

Tiina Pajuste

Tallinn University, Estonia
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TALLINN UNIVERSITY, ESTONIA

Tiina Pajuste

Tiina Pajuste is Professor of International Law and Security at Tallinn University. Prof Pajuste holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she later worked as a Research Fellow (at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law), researching the role international law plays in peace negotiations. She has also worked at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (University of Helsinki), analysing human rights mainstreaming in the context of the European Security and Defence Policy. Her current research focuses on the concept of inclusion, digital human rights, non-discrimination, and different aspects of peace negotiations.

Marie Petersmann

LSE Law School, UK

Marie Petersmann

LSE Law School, UK
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LSE LAW SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM

Marie Petersmann

Marie Petersmann is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Law School. Her project Anthropocene Legalities: Reconfiguring Legal Relations within More-than-human Worlds is funded by Dutch NWO Veni grant (2022-2025). It explores new strategies for reparative legal actions and climate justice by focusing on deanthropocentric, decolonial, and dehumanist legalities. The project engages works from critical legal theory, posthumanism and Black studies to reconfigure the material, subjective, spatial, and temporal boundaries of environmental laws in a changing climate. In 2022, she was Resident Fellow at the Istituto Svizzero in Rome (2022-2023). Her book When Environmental Protection and Human Rights Collide was published with Cambridge University Press in 2022.

Niccolò Ridi

King's College London, UK

Niccolò Ridi

King's College London, UK
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King's College London, UK

Niccolò Ridi

Niccolò Ridi is generalist international lawyer with a specialisation in international dispute settlement empirical and computational research. He is Assistant Professor in Public International Law at King's College London, where he is also an Associate Director of the Centre for International Governance and Dispute Resolution (CIGAD), and a Research Fellow in the Human Rights Nudge project. His research focuses on international law (public and private), with a focus on international dispute settlement, international economic law, and computational analysis of international law. Prior to joining King's, he held positions at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Liverpool, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He obtained degrees from the Universities of Florence (LLB and MA), Cambridge (LLM), and King's College London (PhD). He is an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

Barrie Sander

Leiden University, Netherlands

Barrie Sander

Leiden University, Netherlands
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Leiden University, Netherlands

Barrie Sande

Barrie Sander is Assistant Professor of International Justice at Leiden University ‚Äď Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. His research interests include digital technology and international law, pedagogy and international law, international human rights law, and international criminal law. His current research focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence, climate change, and human rights law.¬†

Barrie holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute. His thesis was awarded the IHEID Alumni Association Prize and subsequently published with Oxford University Press as Doing Justice to History: Confronting the Past in International Criminal Courts. He was also awarded the Young Scholar Prize 2018 by the Editorial Board of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly for his article, ‚ÄėHistory on Trial: Historical Narrative Pluralism Within and Beyond International Criminal Courts‚Äô. More recently, Barrie was co-editor of the collection, Teaching International Law: Reflections on Pedagogical Practice in Context (Routledge 2024).

Yuval Shany

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Yuval Shany

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Yuval Shany

Prof. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 2013 to 2020 (he served between 2018-2019 as Chair of the Committee). He is also a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and head of the CyberLaw program of the Hebrew University’s Federmann Cyber Security Research Center.

He currently serves as co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies at King’s College in London and a visiting research fellow at the Ethics and AI Institute at Oxford University. Shany’s research focuses on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international courts and tribunals and the application of international law to cyber and digital interfaces.

Ellie Smith

Bournemouth University, UK

Ellie Smith

Bournemouth University, UK
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Bournemouth University, UK

Ellie Smith

Dr Ellie Smith is a human rights lawyer and Senior Research Fellow at Bournemouth University, UK, on MaGPIE, a five-year, European Research Council selected, UKRI funded Consolidator Award to develop a comprehensive, universal human rights framework for Mass Grave Protection, Investigation and Engagement. She is co-author of the international standard setting Bournemouth Protocol on Mass Grave Protection and Investigation, and Research Fellow on MaGMap, a Leverhulme-funded project that seeks to evaluate the risks, challenges and safe approaches to mass grave mapping.

Anna Maria Smulders

Leiden University, Netherlands

Anna Maria Smulders

Leiden University, Netherlands
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Anna Maria Smulders

Anna Maria Smulders, As of September 2021, Anna is a PhD Candidate with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her doctoral research on 'International Law and the Challenge of Disinformation' focusses on the applicability of norms of international law to modern-day disinformation as part of the broader regulatory debate. She obtained her LL.B. and LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University and has completed various parts of her degrees at universities abroad.

Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark

Abo Akademi University, Finland

Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark

Abo Akademi University, Finland
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Sia Spiliopoulou √Ökermark

Sia Spiliopoulou √Ökermark, Jur. Dr., is professor of law at √Öbo Akademi University (Finland). Before that she has worked as Director of √Öland Islands Peace Institute (Finland) and associate professor at Uppsala University (Sweden). Sia has worked in academia as well as with non-governmental organisations and research institutions in Europe, East Africa and the USA.

Sia's work focuses on diversity, minorities, peaceful resolution of conflicts, territorial autonomy, and¬† legal restraints on securitization and the use of force. Among her books: Justifications of Minority Protection in International Law (Kluwer, 1997) & Demilitarization and International Law in Context ‚Äď The √Öland Islands, co-authored with S. Heinikoski & P. Kleemola-Juntunen (Routledge, 2018).

Stefania Di Stefano

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Stefania Di Stefano

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
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Stefania Di Stefano

Stefania Di Stefano is a Ph.D. Researcher in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute and Project Officer for the Geneva Human Rights Platform at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her doctoral research examines the role of international human rights law in regulating the exercise of freedom of expression on social media platforms. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law and, since 2022, she has served as Convenor of the ESIL Interest Group on International Law and Technology. Previously, Stefania has served as Teaching Assistant (in 2020) and as Programme Manager (2021‚Äď2022) for the LL.M. in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. In 2021, she was a Consultant for the Mandate of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. From 2020 to 2021, she was a Research Associate for the project ‚ÄėThe Co-Evolution of Facebook‚Äôs Content Policies and International Instruments on Freedom of Expression‚Äô at the University of Leeds. Stefania holds a Master's degree in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute (2018) and an LLB (Hons) in Law and European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton (2016). In 2019, she was awarded the Diploma in Human Rights Law by the European University Institute.

Adam Strobeyko

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Adam Strobeyko

Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
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Adam Strobeyko

Adam Strobeyko is a Swiss National Science Foundation researcher at the Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute. His research examines the rules governing the sharing of Genetic Sequence Data (GSD) and the impact of new international rules on digital platforms in this field. Adam holds a PhD in International Law from Geneva Graduate Institute (distinction), a master’s degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris, and an LLB in European Law from Maastricht University. Previously, Adam was a Fellow at Guarini Global Law & Tech, NYU Law and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

Mart Susi

Tallinn University, Estonia

Mart Susi

Tallinn University, Estonia
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Mart Susi

Mart Susi is professor of human rights law at Tallinn University and visiting researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Chile. He is the Action Chair of Global Digital Human Rights Network and initiator of many international research and development projects.

He is the author of more than 50 articles, and in recent years has concentrated on digital human rights and new human rights. His recent publications are the Cambridge University Press monograph "Non-coherence theory of digital human rights" (2024), and edited volume as co-editor "The Cambridge Handbook of new human rights". He is a frequent speaker on international forums and guest speaker at different universities across the globe.

His scientific contributions include the articulation of the Internet Balancing Formula and the decrease in universality and abstractness thesis.

Jennifer Tridgell

University of Cambridge, UK

Jennifer Tridgell

University of Cambridge, UK
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Jennifer Tridgell

Jennifer Tridgell is an Australian qualified international lawyer, and PhD Candidate (International Law x Computer Science) at University of Cambridge as a World Ramsay Postgraduate Scholar, where she researches global governance of open-source software. Drawing on her expertise in technology, diplomacy and human rights, she concurrently works as an independent international law consultant, including as a Senior Advisor for University of Essex on a multilateral project countering hate speech. 

Jennifer also conducts international dispute settlement and sensitive advisory work, having honed her skills working for leading international law firms, judges on international and domestic courts, National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs. Before commencing her PhD, she was the Senior Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.  Currently, Jennifer serves as Executive Director of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project, and Executive Officer of the International Law Association (Australian Branch) Management Committee. She holds an LLM (Cantab) and a BA/LLB (Hons.) from Macquarie University.

Erik Tuchtfeld

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Erik Tuchtfeld

University of Glasgow, Scotland
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Erik Tuchtfeld

Erik Tuchtfeld studied law in Heidelberg, Buenos Aires, and Glasgow. He is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, where he heads the humanet3 group, an interdisciplinary research group established by three Max Planck Institutes.

His main research fields are platform regulation and the protection of freedom of expression as well as the right to privacy in the digital realm. He's also an editor at the Völkerrechtsblog, co-host of the Völkerrechtspodcast, and associate editor at the Verfassungsblog.

Roxana Vatanparast

Capital University, USA

Roxana Vatanparast

Capital University, USA
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Roxana Vatanparast

Roxana Vatanparast‚Äôs scholarship examines the intersections of digital governance and international law. Her research focuses on the digital economy, data governance, and infrastructures, with a particular interest in issues of democracy, inequality, and expertise. Currently, Dr. Vatanparast is an assistant professor of Law at Capital University Law School and a lecturer at Harvard Summer School, where she teaches a course on ‚ÄúGlobal Digital Law & Politics.‚Ä̬† She has previously been affiliated with the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum at Stanford Law School, the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School.¬† Since 2020, she has served as a Convenor of the European Society of International Law‚Äôs Working Group on International Law and Technology. She is the author of the forthcoming book Cable Empires: Infrastructures and the Making of Empire, Technology and International Law, set to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Anna Ventouratou

University of Sheffield, UK

Anna Ventouratou

University of Sheffield, UK
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Anna Ventouratou

Anna Ventouratou is a Lecturer in International Trade Law at the University of Sheffield. She has studied law at the University of Oxford (DPhil; MPhil; MJur), the University of Athens (LLM in Public International Law; LLB), and Columbia Law School (Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Scholar), and she is admitted to practice law in Greece. She completed her legal traineeship at a leading criminal law firm in Athens, Greece and she worked as a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission (CFSP and External Relations team). Before joining Sheffield, she taught Public International Law at the University of Oxford, and she acted as the Oxford Law Faculty Mooting Coordinator. Anna has worked as a researcher on several projects relating to diverse areas of public international law, including the 'Satellite Monitoring of the High Seas' project, funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Karen De Vos

KU Leuven, Belgium

Karen De Vos

KU Leuven, Belgium
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Karen De Vos

Karen De Vos is a PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant in public international law at the KU Leuven and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Ms. De Vos pursues a PhD on international cyber defense under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters and Prof. Dr. Alexander Mattelaer. More specifically, her research focuses on the actions that non-injured States can take in support of a State that has been the victim of a cyber operation. Additionally, Ms. De Vos has published on a variety of different topics in international law. Her main fields of interest are cyber defense and security, the law on State responsibility, human rights law, and EU law. Ms. De Vos is part of the editorial board of EU Renew.

In addition to her role as lecturer for several courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, she coaches the team representing the KU Leuven for the John H Jackson WTO Moot Court Competition, supervises theses, and teaches tutorials on international law at KU Leuven. She is also a Visiting Teaching Assistant at the University of Hasselt.

Ms. De Vos holds a bilingual Bachelor (French/Dutch) and Master of law from the KU Leuven and Université Saint Louis, specializing in International, European and Public Law. During her Master's, she participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where she and her team became national champions.

Pierre Walckiers

UCLouvain, Belgium

Pierre Walckiers

UCLouvain, Belgium
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Pierre Walckiers

Pierre Walckiers completed a Master's degree in Law at the Free University of Brussels and a Master's degree in Philosophy at UCLouvain in June 2021. Following a complementary Master's program in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe (Natolin) and a bluebook ‚Äčtraineeship at the European Commission, he embarked on a doctoral thesis in law at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies of UCLouvain as an F.S.R.-FNRS research fellow, under the supervision of Christine Frison and Olivier De Schutter.

His research focuses on the functions and limits of scientific argumentation in legal discourses, particularly in discussions concerning the status of dematerialized seeds in the International Treaty on Plant Resource for Food and Agriculture. In this case study, his project aims to shed light on how scientific arguments are utilized to guide, reinforce, or exert pressure within legal discussions.

Ines Willemyns

Stanford Law School, USA

Ines Willemyns

Stanford Law School, USA
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Ines Willemyns

Dr. Ines Willemyns is the Teaching Fellow for the International Economic Law, Business and Policy (IELBP) LL.M program and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. Ines’ research focuses on the regulation of digital services under international trade law.

Before joining Stanford Law School, Ines practiced EU and international trade law as a senior associate in the Brussels offices of Baker McKenzie and Sidley Austin. Prior to entering practice, Ines conducted her PhD research at KU Leuven and interned at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO in 2019. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law, the European Journal of International Law and the Journal of World Trade. Her monograph analysing digital services under international trade law was published with Cambridge University Press in 2021.

Kebene Wodajo

ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland

Kebene Wodajo

ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland
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ETH Z√úRICH, SWITZERLAND

Kebene Wodajo

Dr. Kebene Wodajo is a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Ethics, Technology and Society, ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland. Her research and teachings focus on the question of social justice (with a focus on structural injustice) and responsibility in the digital/technological age and society. Her approach draws on and is inspired by interdisciplinary perspectives: critical legal studies (focus on International law), law and technology, business and human rights (BHR), law & economics, Afro-communitarian philosophy and STS.

Rumiana Yotova

University of Cambridge, UK

Rumiana Yotova

University of Cambridge, UK
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Rumiana Yotova

Rumiana Yotova is an Assistant Professor in International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at Gonville & Caius College. Her research interests lie in the areas of general international law, particularly its sources and the responsibility of States, the settlement of international disputes, and the nascent field of international biomedical law. She works on the regulation of the human genome in the face of new technologies from the perspectives of human rights law, environmental law and the law on global commons. Rumiana practices as an Academic Door Tenant at Thomas More Chambers.

Rumiana completed her PhD in Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. James Crawford. Prior to this, she spent time at the Secretariat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the European Commission in Brussels and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. She was a founder and editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Gentian Zyberi

University of Oslo, Norway

Gentian Zyberi

University of Oslo, Norway
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Gentian Zyberi

Gentian Zyberi is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Professor Zyberi has been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2019-2022) and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, the Netherlands (2016-2028). He has led the Faculty Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security (2017-2021). Currently, he serves in the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2023-2028).


Professor Zyberi has been co-editor-in-chief of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (2019-2022) and has reviewed scholarly work for many international law publishers. Over the last two decades, he has done research, published and taught in the areas of international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and public international law at various universities in the Netherlands, Albania, China, the US, Kosovo, and Norway. His research interests include the role of international courts and tribunals in developing international law; the protection of community interests in international law; and, transitional justice processes, especially in the Balkans.