Susie Alegre is an international human rights lawyer, an associate at Doughty Street Chambers and a research fellow at the University of Roehampton in London, England. She is called to the Bar of England and Wales and holds a master’s degree in French and philosophy, as well as a master’s degree in international human rights law.
Her experience includes work for non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and for international organizations including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations and the European Union on complex issues such as protecting human rights in the counterterrorism context and combatting corruption in the developing world.
In recent years, her focus has been on the human rights implications of technology, in particular the impact of technology on our rights to freedom of thought and opinion. In 2019, she was awarded a grant from the Digital Freedom Fund to develop arguments on freedom of thought for strategic litigation, and she has worked as a consultant for Avaaz on disinformation and for 5Rights Foundation on children’s online safety.
She advises civil society and the public and private sectors on ways to incorporate fundamental rights and freedoms into innovation in technology. Her work on this topic has been published in academic journals and international media and was featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary titled Forum Internum. She is currently working on a book on the topic for Atlantic Books (forthcoming in spring 2022).