Talita Dias is the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, as well as a Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), at the Blavatnik School of Government. At ELAC, she co-led the Cyber Due Diligence Project and currently works on the Oxford Process on International Law Protections in Cyberspace. Her current research interests include the application of international law to new technologies, including the Internet and artificial intelligence, the regulation of online hate speech and information operations, such as dis- and misinformation and war propaganda, as well as states' obligations to prevent, halt and redress online harms. She is the principal investigator of Just Speech (a research project looking at the international law and policy of online hate speech) and Beat the Algorithm (a research and public engagement project funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust aiming to develop new regulatory and computational models for recommendation algorithms consistently with international human rights law).

Between 2019 and 2022, Talita has taught Criminal Law on the Law Mods/FHS course at St Catherine's College, where she was a Junior Research Fellow between 2020 and 2021. 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 (Oxford, 2019; forthcoming as a book with Brill in June 2022) looks at the principles of legality and fair labelling in international criminal law, and it was awarded a Special Mention of the English-Speaking René Cassin – International Institute of Human Rights 2020 Thesis Prize. Her MJur dissertation (Oxford, 2015) deals with prosecutorial discretion at the International Criminal Court. 

Talita's research has been published in the European Journal of International Law, 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, and the Law Faculty Prize for Best Exam Paper in International Law & Armed Conflict. In 2015/2016, she worked for Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia at the International Criminal Court, sponsored by Oxford Global Justice Internship Program. 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).

Talita's latest research can be accessed on SSRN.

Research Interests

International Law, Human Rights Law, Law and Technology, and Criminal Law

Research projects & programmes

Public International Law Research Group

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