Jennifer Robinson

barrister Doughty Street Chambers

Jennifer Robinson is a barrister practising at Doughty Street Chambers in London, UK. She works across a wide range of areas, including information and media law, public law, human rights and international law. She has acted for journalists, media organisations and human right organisations in cases before UN bodies, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the English courts. Jennifer has advised media organisations such as New York Times, Bloomberg and CNN. She acted for the NYTimes in FOI proceedings against the British police in relation to the tabloid phone hacking scandal and advised on breaking the story that led to phone hacking prosecutions.

However, she is best known for her work advising Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Jennifer has been a member of the legal team for Assange and WikiLeaks since 2010, advising on all aspects of legal strategy, including in relation to WikiLeaks releases, the US criminal investigation, US v Manning, and Julian Assange’s extradition and asylum claims. She also advises Stefania Maurizi in her freedom of information case about the Assange case.

She has written and spoken widely on freedom of information and human rights.  She serves as a trustee of Article 19 and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism.

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