Talita de Souza Dias


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

Russia’s “genocide disinformation” and war propaganda are breaches of the International Convention Concerning the Use of Broadcasting in the Cause of Peace and fall within the ICJ’s jurisdiction

Notice of correction by the author, as reviewed by the editors: Russia has made a reservation to Article 7 of the International Convention Concerning the Use of Broadcasting in the Cause of Peace (the compromissory clause granting the PCIJ jurisdiction over the interpretation and interpretation of the Convention) upon ratifying the Convention. The reservation reads as follows:…

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The Principle of Legality in the ICC’s Appeals Judgment on Abd-Al-Rahman’s Jurisdictional Challenge: A Follow-up on Merits and Shortcomings

The recent judgment of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC, the Court) in the case of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) has already given rise to heated academic commentary and critique (see here and here). As readers may recall from previous posts on this blog, this was a judgment on an…

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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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