Dr Talita Dias

Senior Research Fellow, International Law Programme

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Talita Dias joined Chatham House in December 2022. Prior to that, she was the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, and a Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

She is a founding member of the Oxford Process on International Law Protections in Cyberspace, a research project looking to clarify the extent to which international law applies to information and communications technologies.

Dr Dias is an international lawyer with over nine years of combined academic, policy and practical experience. Her work has been published in leading international law journals and cited by different international institutions, such as the International Criminal Court.

She has testified before the UK House of Commons’ Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation and provided evidence before different parliamentary committees. She holds a DPhil in Law and a Magister Juris degree from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, where she is a qualified lawyer.

Past experience

2021-present Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
2021-present Member of the Editorial Committee, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press
2021-22 Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law, Jesus College, University of Oxford
2019-22 Lecturer in Criminal Law, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
2020-22 Lecturer in Law/International Law and Public Policy, Master of Public Policy (MPP), Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford 
2021 Consultant, Legal Affairs, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
2019-21 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
2018-19 Teaching Fellow in Public International Law, Royal Holloway, University of London
2017-19 Tutor in Public International Law and International Criminal Law, University of Oxford
2015-16 Legal Intern, International Criminal Court – Trial Chambers III and V (The Hague, Netherlands)
2013-14 Law Clerk, State Courts of Justice, Pernambuco, Brazil