Nani Jansen Reventlow is an award-winning, internationally recognised human rights lawyer specialised in strategic litigation at the intersection of human rights, social justice, and technology.
Nani is the founder of Systemic Justice, a new organisation that seeks to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Throughout her career, Nani has seen first-hand how unequal power structures in society affect people’s ability to exercise their rights and achieve justice when they have been harmed or wronged. By broadening access to judicial remedies and strengthening the ability of communities to leverage the power of the courts, Systemic Justice, will help dismantle the power structures that underpin racial, social, and economic injustice, and work to develop a more just society.
Nani has an extensive background in promoting human rights in the digital context and in defending journalists and activists in some of the most repressive environments in the world. She previously founded the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports digital rights litigation, and initiated a decolonising process for the digital rights field in Europe. Her work seeking to break down the silos between social justice groups and digital rights activists saw her listed on Politico’s 2021 list of visionary tech leaders in Europe.
Through her public speaking, academic work and teaching at some of the world’s leading universities, Nani is shaping the next generation of human rights lawyers and public policy professionals.
Nani is an Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Nani is an Expert Adviser on technology and social justice at the World Economic Forum, a member of the Human Rights Watch Policy Committee and Human Rights Watch Netherlands Committee, and a board member of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Bureau Clara Wichmann, Security Council Report, and Global Voices.
Nani’s scholarly writing on issues in international law, human rights, data protection and international arbitration have been published around the world.