Harriet Moynihan

Chatham House

International law and cyber security: can the law keep pace with technological change? (morning panels session, day 2)

Harriet Moynihan is an Associate Fellow in the International Law Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), where she runs research projects on the application of international law to cutting edge issues. Currently these projects include: the international human rights law implications of cyber interference aimed at influencing voters; the application of the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention to states’ cyber operations below the threshold of use of force; and China’s approach to the international legal order. During 2019, Harriet is a visiting research fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford, and a visiting fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.

Before joining Chatham House in 2015, Harriet was a legal adviser from 2002 at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where she advised on a wide range of public international law issues. Prior to that, Harriet was an Associate in the European Regulation and Competition Group at Clifford Chance LLP, working in the firm’s London and Singapore offices.