Doughty Street International is delighted to announce that Nani Jansen will join Doughty Street as an Associate Tenant with immediate effect.
Nani Jansen is an internationally recognised human rights lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for groundbreaking freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions.
Nani joined the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) in 2011, in 2013 she became the Legal Director and oversaw MLDI’s litigation globally, leading or advising on cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and several African regional forums.
A Dutch-qualified attorney, Nani graduated from the University of Amsterdam and then specialised in human rights at Columbia Law School and the European University Institute. She has developed and delivered training sessions on freedom of expression and human rights litigation to dozens of lawyers from several diverse jurisdictions, including India, Russia, Cambodia, Hungary, Botswana and Croatia.
Nani’s scholarly writing on issues in international law, human rights, data protection and international arbitration have been published around the world. She is a member of the project board of the Public Interest Litigation Project and strategic adviser to GQUAL, campaign for gender parity in international representation.
Nani is about to take up a fellowship at Harvard University.
Speaking of her new role at Doughty Street, Nani said “I am thrilled to join Doughty Street. It offers the natural fit for me and my international practice. I have worked with many of their barristers during my time at MLDI on a range of cases and value their intellectual integrity and determination and ability to make new law on the issues that really matter to society.”
Doughty Street’s Tim Moloney QC said “Nani’s previous work with Doughty Street before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights which resulted in a landmark decision on criminal defamation; a case against Burundi resulting in the first press freedom judgment of the East African Court of Justice; and representation of an Azerbaijani investigative journalist at the European Court of Human Rights are just a few examples of her ability and international reach. We’re very happy to be cementing our relationship with her and look forward to continuing to work very closely”.
To learn more about Nani Jansen visit her website here.