Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani Jansen Reventlow is an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is a recognised international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation, responsible for ground-breaking freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions. Nani has also developed and delivered training sessions on freedom of expression and human rights litigation strategy to dozens of lawyers worldwide.

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Nancy Hollander

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER | FREEDMAN BOYD HOLLANDER GOLDBERG URIAS & WARD P.A.

To start with the basics, as a criminal defence lawyer, what do you do?

I represent people accused of crimes, organisations accused of crimes, businesses accused of crimes. That's what I do. People who've been accused of crimes or who are afraid they're going to be accused of crimes or have been convicted of crimes and want someone one to represent them on appeal... I also do tangential things to that. There are people who have property forfeited. There are civil suits and I also have done some civil rights lawsuits but mostly criminal defence.

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Monica Feria-Tinta

Monica Feria-Tinta

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW BARRISTER | 20 ESSEX STREET CHAMBERS

You’re initially from Peru, which operates a civil law system, but you are practicing in the UK, which uses a common law system. How does that work

I am trained in both systems. I originally studied law in Latin America. I then practised international law for a number of years before becoming a barrister. I was called to the Bar in 2014, becoming the first Latin American lawyer to be practising at the Bar of England and Wales.

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Vani Sathisan

Vani Sathisan

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ADVISER (MYANMAR) | INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS

What do you do as International Legal Advisor for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)?

I'm almost entirely working on rule of law reform and human rights in Myanmar. I have been undertaking field research that leads advocacy and policy work aimed at strengthening the role of stakeholders such as the government, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, legal aid groups, lawyer networks and civil society organisations. I work on capacity building initiatives and devise and deliver training on the independence of the judiciary, bilateral investment treaties and development, environmental laws, and economic, social and cultural rights.

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Katie Shay

Katie Shay

LEGAL COUNSEL, BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS | YAHOO

What do you do as legal counsel for business and human rights for Yahoo?

I manage and execute Yahoo's initiatives to promote privacy and free expression on our platforms, as well as develop solutions to human rights challenges that we encounter in the course of business. I advise Yahoo on the human rights implications of its business decisions and try to insert a human rights perspective into the decision-making process.

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Hilary Stauffer

Hilary Stauffer

VISITING FELLOW | CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS | LSE

You are currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. What does that entail?

The post of Visiting Fellow is usually envisioned as a type of career break – a period of months (up to a year) where the Fellow can take a breather from the hustle-and-bustle of the daily workplace and focus on research and writing projects. I've spent my time here working on a book chapter about the U.S. drones programme, authoring several op-eds for outlets like the Huffington Post, drafting entries for the 'Weapons Law Encyclopaedia', doing various consulting projects for private clients and also networking with other women in my field through events at LSE, Chatham HouseIISS and other think tanks. Now that the school term has started, I'll be giving some informal lectures on international law topics to various departments on campus.

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