Teaching and training

Nani Jansen speaks at re:publica 2015 in Berlin. Copyright: re:publica/Gregor Fischer
Nani Jansen Reventlow speaks at re:publica 2015 in Berlin. Copyright: re:publica/Gregor Fischer

Nani is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and an Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. She has developed and delivered training sessions on freedom of expression and human rights litigation strategy to dozens of lawyers worldwide.

Selected courses and lectures

    • Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, Trinity Term 2020 and 2021
    • The Defence Of Freedom Of Expression Around The World: The Role Of The Advocate, Columbia Law School, fall semester 2018 and 2019, spring semester 2021
    • Introduction to International Law in Cyberspace and Introduction to International Human Rights Law, National Law University Delhi’s Summer School on Embedding Human Rights in Cybersecurity, March 2018
    • Litigating free speech cases in the African regional courts, guest lecture at Radboud University, November 2016 – 2019
    • Strategic Litigation for Freedom Expression and Legal Methods, Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, June 2017
    • The Right to Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech and International Law, National Law University Delhi’s Summer School on Hate Speech, March 2017
    • Litigating free speech cases in the African regional courts (video), guest lecture at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, November 2016

Selected trainings

    • Training in Astana, Kazakhstan for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for lawyers and advocates from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on strategic litigation on freedom of expression.
    • Training in Johannesburg, South Africa for lawyers, activists and academics from all regions in Africa on strategic litigation on digital rights.
    • Training in Hong Kong for lawyers and journalists from Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Mongolia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal on freedom of expression, defamation, and strategic litigation.
    • Training in Juba, South Sudan for the Center for Human Rights Lawyers on freedom of expression, defamation, protection of sources, national security, terrorism, hate speech and protecting the safety of journalists.
    • Training for staff of Moldova’s Equality Council and Ombudsman’s Office on European Court of Human Rights and comparative law standards on hate speech and free expression.
    • Facilitation of a litigation workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, for senior lawyers from Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe to develop new litigation strategies for live freedom of expression cases.
    • Development and delivery of a “litigation surgery” in Kampala, Uganda, for lawyers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Sudan on litigating freedom of expression cases before the African regional courts and tribunals.
    • Training for lawyers from Northeast India in litigation strategy and defending media cases, focusing on international standards on defamation, sedition, contempt of court and parliamentary privilege.
    • Delivery of a series of trainings for lawyers, judges and prosecutors in Pristina, Kosovo on European Court of Human Rights standards on defamation, protection of sources, whistle-blowers and privacy, and coordination of a concluding study tour to Strasbourg visiting various Council of Europe institutions.
    • Training for junior lawyers in Baku, Azerbaijan on litigating cases at the European Court of Human Rights.
    • Training for judges in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on European Court of Human Rights standards on freedom of expression and defamation.
    • Training in Voronezh, Russia for media defence lawyers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia on litigation at the UN Human Rights Committee and other UN mechanisms.
    • Training in Siem Reap, Cambodia for lawyers from Southeast Asia on amicus briefs and legal opinions as a litigation tool.