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Public International Law and Criminal Law
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). Her current research interests include the application of international law to new technologies, the international regulation of online hate speech, and States' obligations to prevent and redress harm in the cyber context.
Since 2019, Talita has taught Criminal Law on the Law Mods/FHS course at St Catherine's College, where she was a Junior Research Fellow between 2020-2021. 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 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, 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).