Speaker

Jennifer Robinson

Barrister at Law

Doughty Street Chambers

About Jennifer

Jennifer Robinson is an international human rights lawyers best known for her work as counsel to Julian Assange and Wikileaks. A barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, she has appeared before the International Court of Justice and regularly engages at the United Nations. She has worked on some of the most high profile and controversial free speech and civil liberties cases, and her practice includes free speech, freedom of information, privacy, surveillance and data protection. Jen has a key interest in the ethics and human rights implications of AI.

Jennifer is passionate about using the law as a tool for positive social change, to protect human rights and the environment. Her recent cases include having the UK’s fracking policy declared unlawful on climate change grounds, successfully challenging a sweeping anti-protest injunction aimed at environmental campaigners, and defending an investigative journalist being sued for public interest reporting on corruption.

In her former role as Director of Legal Advocacy for Bertha Philanthropies, she created a global human rights program which continues to invest millions each year supporting the next generation of public interest lawyers.

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