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

Old Habits Die Hard: Applying Existing International Law in Cyberspace and Beyond

In the past few years, a growing number of states have expressed their official positions on the applicability of international law in cyberspace. Most recently, New Zealand and Israel shared their own views on the topic to beef up the crowd. Initiatives of this kind are welcome and contribute to the gradual clarification of the extent…

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The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections Against Foreign Electoral Interference through Digital Means

Election insecurity constitutes a dangerous global threat. Thirteen prominent intelligence experts stated, in a brief filed in U.S. federal court, that: “Over the last several years, evidence has emerged that Moscow has launched an aggressive series of active measure campaigns to interfere in elections and destabilize politics in Montenegro, Ukraine, Moldova, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, Sweden,…

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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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