Biography

Talita is a DPhil candidate in Public International Law. Her doctoral research focuses on the principles of legality and fair labelling in international criminal law. She is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) at the Blavatnik School of Government and a lecturer in criminal law at St Catherine's College. She has previously taught international criminal law and public international law at Oxford and Royal Holloway, and has been recently appointed Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Her research has been published in the International Criminal Law Review, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the Journal of Conflict and Security Law and the Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming). One of her articles has recently been awarded the 2018 Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize.   

In 2015, she obtained her Magister Juris (MJur) degree from Oxford with Distinction. She was also awarded the Clifford Chance Prize for Best Overall Performance in the MJur, the Law Faculty Prize for Best Exam Paper in International Law and Armed Conflict, the Principal’s Prize and Archibald Jackson Prize for Academic Excellence (Somerville College). Her MJur Dissertation has led to the article “‘Interests of justice’: Defining the scope of Prosecutorial discretion in Article 53 (1)(c) and 2(c) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court”.

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. In 2016, she also worked as a Case Reporter for the Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL), and as a Research Assistant for Professors Dapo Akande and Miles Jackson. In 2017/2018, she co-convened the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group. 

Talita has previously worked as a Law Clerk in Criminal Law in Brazil. She did 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).

Talita’s doctoral research is supervised by Professor Dapo Akande and funded by the Law Faculty’s Roy Goode Scholarship, the Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship, and the Planethood Foundation. 

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Public International Law, International Criminal Law, Criminal Law

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