Talita de Souza Dias

About/Bio

Dr Talita Dias is the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, University of Oxford. Her research focusses on the application of international law to new technologies, including the regulation of online hate speech and due diligence in cyberspace. Talita is also a lecturer in criminal law at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Prior to that, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) at the Blavatnik School of Government. She holds a DPhil in Law and a Magister Juris (MJur) degree from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Talita has previously interned at the International Criminal Court, and she is a qualified lawyer in Brazil, where she clerked for a Criminal Appeals Chamber.

Recently Published

The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections in Cyberspace: The Regulation of Ransomware Operations

In the past few months, nothing has reminded everyone of the etymology of the expression ‘computer virus’ like ransomware. This form of malicious code is delivered through a vulnerability in the victim’s system, such as a phishing email or password spraying, infiltrating and potentially crippling it like a disease. Specifically, ransomware is used to encrypt user data and…

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Tackling Football-Related Online Hate Speech: The Role of International Human Rights Law: Part II

Part II: The UK’s response to football-related online hate speech In the first part of this post, we argued that the various expressions of online racial hatred directed at England’s black football players following the country’s defeat in the recent European Championship final, as well as earlier instances of football-related online racial abuse, fall under…

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Tackling Football-Related Online Hate Speech: The Role of International Human Rights Law: Part I

Part I – A pattern of online racist speech Introduction When Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed crucial penalties to seal England’s defeat to Italy in the final of the European Championships, a dread began to consume many football fans as well as less enthusiastic observers. This dread was much darker than…

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