Talita de Souza Dias

About/Bio

Dr Talita Dias is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG). Her research focusses on cyber due diligence, atrocity prevention in the digital age and online hate speech. Talita is also a Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Criminal Law at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, as well as a Seminar Leader in Law and Public Policy on the Master of Public Policy programme (BSG). She has a DPhil in Law and a Magister Juris (MJur) degree from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Federal Unsiversity 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 Second Oxford Statement on International Law Protections of the Healthcare Sector During COVID-19: Safeguarding Vaccine Research

The alarming spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic—now infecting nearly 19 million and claiming more than 700,000 lives worldwide—has made it increasingly urgent to define international law protections for the health care sector against malicious cyber operations. In May 2020, malicious cyberattacks on organizations at the frontline of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic—including the…

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Part III: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

  In Parts I and II of this blog post, we presented some of the most relevant international obligations to prevent and halt the COVID-19 outbreak, and to mitigate its disastrous effects on peoples’ lives and the functioning of our society. Part III, in their light, assesses some of the measures States have adopted…

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Part II: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

In Part I of this post, we discussed the extent to which the no-harm principle and the rights to life and health require States to prevent and stop the COVID-19 outbreak. In this second part, we will assess the extent to which the International Health Regulations, as well as the obligations arising in the event of…

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