- November 17, 2021
On November 17, the Aspen Institute Germany hosts a Fireside Chat with the award-winning human rights lawyer Nani Jansen Reventlow. Jansen Reventlow, who specializes in strategic litigation at the intersection of human rights, social justice, and technology, will talk about her work with Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of Aspen Institute Germany. Over the years, Jansen Reventlow has overseen trials on issues such as freedom of speech, fair trial, torture and arbitrary detention. To name just a few, she has led or advised on cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the ECOWAS Community Court, the East African Court, and the UN Human Rights Committee.
In 2017, Jansen Reventlow founded the Digital Freedom Fund, an organization that supports strategic litigation to advance human rights in the digital context in Europe. Here, she initiated a decolonization process for the digital rights field to address the intersections of technology and racial, social, and economic justice. Her standard-setting work saw her listed on Politico’s 2021 list of visionary tech leaders in Europe. Currently, Jansen Reventlow is setting up a new organization, Systemic Justice, which aims to broaden access to judicial remedies for individuals and communities fighting for justice and equality. These efforts are intended to dismantle the power structures that underpin and promote racial, social, and economic injustice. In our Fireside Chat she will share more about her work, future projects and her overall ambition.