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.

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The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Decision on the Situation in Afghanistan: A Few Thoughts on the Interests of Justice

There has been a storm of criticism of the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) II of the International Criminal Court (ICC, the Court) to reject the Prosecutor’s request for authorisation of an investigation into the situation of Afghanistan. As discussed previously on this blog (see here), the basis of the PTC’s decision…

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Does the ICC Statute Remove Immunities of State Officials in National Proceedings? Some Observations from the Drafting History of Article 27(2) of the Rome Statute

Following oral hearings held in September, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is currently deliberating in Jordan’s Appeal of the Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision holding that it had failed to cooperate with the ICC by refusing to arrest and surrender Sudan’s President, Omar Al-Bashir, when he visited Jordan. Central to the determination of whether…

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The ‘Security Council Route’ to the Derogation from Personal Head of State Immunity in the Al-Bashir Case: How Explicit must Security Council Resolutions be?

Last week, the Appeals Court of the International Criminal Court (ICC, the Court) held hearings in relation to Jordan’s Appeal from a decision of Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) II holding that it has failed to cooperate with the Court in the arrest and surrender of Sudan’s President, Omar Al-Bashir. As is well known, Al-Bashir is presently…

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