Susie Alegre is a CIGI senior fellow and an international human rights lawyer. She is an associate at Doughty Street Chambers in the United Kingdom. Susie has specific expertise in human rights and technology, in particular, the emerging application of the right to freedom of thought in the digital context, a topic explored in depth in her book Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate Our Minds. She has advised international organizations, civil society and the private sector on the application of human rights law to emerging technology and artificial intelligence, and the human rights implications of the digital environment in a range of spheres, including disinformation, elections, child safety online, security and the armed forces.
With 25 years of experience, Susie has worked on a wide range of human rights and rule of law issues for domestic and international organizations, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the European Union Delegation to Uganda, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and UN and regional bodies. Her experience includes advising on issues such as human rights and counterterrorism, anticorruption, human rights institutions, human rights and climate change, small island jurisdictions, border controls and EU law, among others. She also holds judicial and oversight roles in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Susie has an M.A. in French and philosophy, a master’s in international and European human rights law, and a Ph.D. in international human rights law. She speaks English, French and Spanish.