Daniella Lock

Fund for Global Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow

Other affiliations

St Antony's College


Daniella is a postdoctoral fellow at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, assisting with the preparation of curriculum materials for the Symposium on Strength and Solidarity alongside her research on executive power and democracy. Her research focuses on constraints of executive power, in particular national security-related power, human rights and the ability to politically organise including to protest and campaign.  Before working at the Bonavero Institute, she completed a PhD in human rights law at UCL and an undergraduate degree in philosophy and politics at LSE. Daniella has worked with NGOs, activists and political organisations. These include Liberty, Amnesty International, JUSTICE, Wadzanai, Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (Burma), and the Labour Party. She has also provided evidence to a range of Westminster parliamentary committees. 

Daniella's research has been published in journals such as the Modern Law Review, The Political Quarterly, and the European Human Rights Law Review, and reported in The Guardian. She has also written and co-written reports for the Constitution Unit and Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, as well as online articles including for the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, Just Security, the LSE Human Rights Blog, Jacobin, The Conversation and Tribune

Research Interests

Daniella's research focuses on executive power, particularly national security-related power and surveillance, and democratic, constitutional and human rights including those related to protest and political organising.