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Nani Jansen Reventlow is an internationally recognised human rights lawyer specialised in strategic litigation at the intersection of human rights, social justice, and technology. She is the founder of Systemic Justice, a new organisation that seeks to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Previously, Nani founded and built the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. There, she initiated a decolonising process for the digital rights field.

Nani is Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers. She has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2021.


Aug 14, 2017

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community.


Jun 19, 2020

US Corporations are talking about bans for AI. Will the EU?

The European Commission’s public consultation closed, leaving the EU to grapple with what the public think about AI regulation



How government algorithms can pose societal problems

Nani Jansen Reventlow explains the dangers of automating government services

Jul 14, 2021
Digital Freedom Fund

How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Marginalised Groups

Nani Jansen Reventlow writes about the impact of AI on marginalized groups.

May 29, 2021

There’s No Such Thing as Flawless Facial Recognition Technology

Nani Jansen Reventlow warns of the limitations of facial recognition technology

Apr 24, 2021

Europe’s artificial intelligence blindspot: Race

Politico speaks with Nani Jansen Reventlow about algorithmic harms and governance

Mar 16, 2021

Automated racism: How tech can entrench bias

Nani Jansen Reventlow says the Dutch benefits scandal highlights need for EU scrutiny

Mar 2, 2021
Digital Privacy News

UK Court Spurns Police in First Legal Test of Face Recognition

Nani Jansen Reventlow comments on legal challenge to the use of facial recognition

Aug 20, 2020
Al Jazeera

Data collection is not the solution for Europe's racism problem

Structural racism can be combatted only if there is political will, not more data.

Jul 29, 2020

How Amazon’s Moratorium on Facial Recognition Tech Is Different From IBM’s and Microsoft’s

Are we ready to have a conversation about racial and social justice in relation to technology? Asks Nani Jansen Reventlow

Jun 11, 2020

COVID-19 and the Digital Rights Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an equally urgent digital rights crisis.

Apr 16, 2020

BKC at FAT* 2020

Nani Jansen Reventlow and Yochai Benkler deliver keynotes at the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*)

Mar 4, 2020
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

10 steps to protect Human Rights

May 14, 2019

Digital rights are *all* human rights, not just civil and political

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights consults with the field

Bringing into focus the impact that new technologies can have on socio-economic, civil and political rights

Feb 27, 2019

Sticks and Stones

Freedom of Speech in Europe and the U.S.

"The First Amendment is rather unique. Free speech is widely protected with very few exceptions."

Sep 21, 2018
Knight First Amendment Institute

Internet Freedom Without Imperialism

"The US has neglected the role of other rights and non-state entities in guaranteeing online freedom"

Jun 15, 2018


Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech

Perspectives from Europe and the US on a Law and Policy Agenda

VIDEO & PODCAST: A broad overview of the landscape for regulating cutting-edge digital technologies in Europe and the US

Apr 25, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur

David Kaye in conversation with Nani Jansen Reventlow

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, is joined in conversation by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center…

Nov 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Transparency and Freedom of Information in the Digital Age

This symposium seeks to examine the present state of play with respect to transparency and freedom of information.

Nov 3, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Litigating Free Speech Cases in the African Regional Courts

featuring Berkman Klein Fellow, Nani Jansen Reventlow

Join us for a discussion with Nani Jansen Reventlow, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, on the topic of…