Kate Jones

Associate Fellow, International Law Programme


Kate focuses on cyber and human rights law issues, and is author of Chatham House’s research paper Online Disinformation and Political Discourse: Applying a Human Rights Framework.

Kate is based at the University of Oxford, where she is a member of the Law Faculty and directed the Diplomatic Studies Programme, a set of postgraduate courses for diplomats.

She gained much of her experience in human rights law and public international law as a lawyer at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, both in London and overseas as Legal Adviser at the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and then Deputy Permanent Representative at the UK Delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

She took her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at the University of Oxford, and qualified as a solicitor at Norton Rose.

Past experience

2015-20 Director, Diplomatic Studies Programme; Member of University Law Faculty; Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2014-15 Research and Outreach Specialist, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2011-14 Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Delegation to Council of Europe
2008-11 Legal Adviser, UK Mission to the United Nations
2002-07 Assistant Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1997-2001 Trainee, then Assistant Solicitor, Norton Rose
1999 Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal (secondment)