Professor Lorna McGregor

University of Essex

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

Lorna McGregor is a Professor of International Human Rights Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.  Lorna’s current research focuses on big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights; the legality and legitimacy of all forms of detention under international law; access to justice and remedies under international law; and the position and effects of international human rights law within public international law and in dealing with global challenges. She is the PI and Director of the multidisciplinary ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) project. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation.

Lorna is a Co-Chair of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law and a Contributing Editor of EJIL Talk!. She has held positions as a Commissioner of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015 – 2019) and as a trustee of the AIRE Centre. Prior to becoming an academic, Lorna held positions at REDRESS, the International Bar Association, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka.