Talita Dias is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on ELAC's new Cyber Due Diligence Project. Her research looks at the due diligence principle as applied to cyberspace. It focuses on the extent to which states have an obligation to halt or possibly prevent transboundary malicious activities originating from or transiting through network infrastructures or resources under their control, including servers, cables and IP addresses.
She is also a Lecturer in Criminal Law (Mods/FHS) at St Catherine's College (Oxon) and has been recently appointed Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She has previously taught public international law and international criminal law at Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Talita's DPhil thesis (Oxon, 2019) has looked at the principles of legality and fair labelling in international criminal law, whilst her MJur dissertation (Oxon, 2015) focussed on prosecutorial discretion in the context of the International Criminal Court.
Her research has looked at issues cutting across international criminal law, international humanitarian law, general international law, international human rights law and criminal law theory. It has been published in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice (see here and here), the International Criminal Law Review, the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (forthcoming) and the Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming).
In 2015, she obtained her MJur degree with distinction. She was also awarded the Clifford Chance Prize for Best Overall Performance in the program, the Law Faculty Prize for Best Exam Paper in International Law & Armed Conflict, the Principal’s Prize and the Archibald Jackson Prize for Academic Excellence (Somerville College).
In 2015/2016, Talita worked for Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia at the International Criminal Court, under the sponsorship of the Oxford Global Justice Internship Program and the Planethood Foundation. In 2017/2018, she co-convened the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group.
Talita has previously worked as an Appeals Chamber Law Clerk in criminal law in Brazil. She did her undergraduate studies in Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco with a year abroad in France, where she attended Sciences Po-Lille and Université Pierre-Mendès (Grenoble, France).