Lisl Brunner

Lisl is responsible for GNI’s policy development and learning program. Most recently, she was the Facilitator for the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue at GNI, where she coordinated a group of telecommunications operators and vendors addressing freedom of expression and privacy rights in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Prior to joining GNI, Lisl was a staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In her final role at the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, she worked on projects to define Inter-American standards on freedom of expression and the Internet and to strengthen international mechanisms to protect journalists. Lisl also worked on cases and urgent measures before the Inter-American system involving counter-terrorism and human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the death penalty.

Lisl has taught a Human Rights Practicum at Georgetown University Law Centre, has published several articles on human rights issues, and is active in the American Society of International Law. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.

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