Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Harriet’s research focuses on the role and application of international law in responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. Harriet regularly writes and speaks on these issues, and is the author of Chatham House’s research paper The Application of International Law to State Cyberattacks: Sovereignty and Non-intervention.
Harriet also works on the role of international human rights law in internet governance, and was a visiting research fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and Mansfield College, University of Oxford, in 2019. Harriet’s other research interests include China and international law, and business and human rights.
Prior to joining Chatham House, Harriet was a legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2004–12, where she advised on a wide range of public international law issues and represented the UK on legal issues in bilateral and international fora. Before that, Harriet was a competition lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP, where she worked in the firm’s London and Singapore offices.
|2021-22||Acting director, International Law programme, Chatham House|
|2020-21||Senior research fellow, International Law programme, Chatham House|
|2015-20||Associate fellow, International Law programme, Chatham House|
|2019||Visiting fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford|
|2019||Visiting research fellow, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford|
|2013-15||Masters in International Human Rights Law, New College, University of Oxford|
|2004-12||Assistant Legal Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office|
|2003-04||Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law, Kings College, London|
|2001-04||Associate Solicitor, Clifford Chance LLP|
|1994-97||MA (Hons) Classics, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge|