Biography

Talita Dias is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with ELAC. Her current research interests include due diligence in cyberspace and atrocity prevention in the digital age. She is particularly interested in identifying state obligations to prevent, halt and redress transboundary cyber harms, as well as the applicable standards of due diligence under international law. Talita is also part of the Transatlantic Atrocity Prevention Network, established under ELAC's International Peace and Security Programme. As part of this network, her research looks at states' duties to prevent aggression under international law.

Talita is also a Lecturer in Criminal Law on the Law Mods/FHS course at St Catherine's College (Oxford) and a Seminar Leader in Law and Public Policy on the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has previously taught public international law and international criminal law at Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Talita's DPhil thesis (Oxon, 2019), supervised by Professor Dapo Akande and funded by the Law Faculty’s Roy Goode Scholarship, the Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship, and the Planethood Foundation, looked at the principles of legality and fair labelling in international criminal law. Her MJur dissertation (Oxon, 2015) focussed on prosecutorial discretion at the International Criminal Court. Her research has been published in the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, the Journal of International Criminal Justice (here and here), the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, the Human Rights Law Review, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and the International Criminal Law Review.

In 2015, Talita obtained her MJur degree with distinction. She was also awarded the Clifford Chance Prize for Best Overall Performance in the program, the Law Faculty Prize for Best Exam Paper in International Law & Armed Conflict, the Principal’s Prize and the Archibald Jackson Prize for Academic Excellence (Somerville College). In 2015/2016, Talita worked for Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia at the International Criminal Court, under the sponsorship of the Oxford Global Justice Internship Program and the Planethood Foundation. She has previously worked as a Criminal and Family Law Clerk in Brazil. She completed her undergraduate studies in Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco with a year abroad in France, where she attended Sciences Po-Lille and Université Pierre-Mendès (Grenoble, France).

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Public International Law, International Criminal Law, Criminal Law

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