Barrie Sander


Barrie Sander is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. His research interests include global cybersecurity norms, human rights and technology, and international criminal law. Currently, Barrie is examining the different layers of regulations and norms that pertain to cyber influence operations, cyber surveillance programmes, encryption, online intermediary liability, and artificial intelligence.


Barrie holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. During his doctoral studies, Barrie conducted research and delivered guest lectures at Harvard Law School, the University of Copenhagen, and FGV Direito Rio. Previously, Barrie read Law at Jesus College, Cambridge University and earned an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University.


Barrie is co-founder of Just Innovate, a Swiss-based NGO whose mission is to inspire and facilitate social innovation amongst student communities. He is also a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales (non-practising) and has experience at a variety of international institutions including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York. 


Barrie was lead editor of the human rights chapter of Leiden University’s Commentary on the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts 2015 norm recommendations for responsible state behaviour in the use of information and communications technology. The commentary was published in April 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and is available online here.   


Barrie’s most recent publications include: Cyber Insecurity and the Politics of International Law, ESIL Reflections (2017); History on Trial: Historical Narrative Pluralism Within and Beyond International Criminal Courts, International & Comparative Law Quarterly (2018); Justice as Identity: Unveiling the Mechanics of Legitimation in Domestic Atrocity Trials, Journal of International Criminal Justice (2018); Unveiling the Historical Function of International Criminal Courts: Between Adjudicative and Sociopolitical Justice, International Journal of Transitional Justice (2018); The Method is the Message: Law, Narrative Authority, and Historical Contestation in International Criminal Courts, Melbourne Journal of International Law (2018).


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