Welcoming back Lisl Brunner

Brunner photoIt’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Lisl Brunner, an international human rights lawyer whose work focuses on privacy and freedom of expression.

Lisl works at the Global Network Initiative as the Facilitator for the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, a group of telecommunications companies that addresses freedom of expression and privacy rights in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.   Prior to this role, Lisl spent five years as a staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In her most recent post at the Office of the Special Rappporteur for Freedom of Expression, she monitored issues related to freedom of expression in Latin America and worked on projects to define Inter-American standards on freedom of expression and the Internet and to strengthen international mechanisms to protect journalists.  Lisl also worked on cases and urgent measures before the Inter-American system involving counter-terrorism and human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the death penalty.

Lisl has taught a Human Rights Practicum at Georgetown University Law Center, has published several articles on human rights issues, and is a fluent Spanish speaker.  She is Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s New Professionals Interest Group and a Corresponding Editor for its publication, International Legal Materials.  Lisl holds a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary. All views expressed in Lisl’s blog posts are her own and should not be attributed to any organization.

Her first post will discuss the UN Rapporteur on the right to privacy. Heartfelt welcome!


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