Sarah McKune Senior Legal Advisor, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

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Sarah McKune

Sarah McKune is Senior Legal Advisor to the Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.  She is a U.S. lawyer with expertise in international human rights law, intellectual property law, and export controls.  McKune’s work addresses the legal and policy dimensions of technologies that impact human rights.  Her areas of interest include targeted digital threats against civil society, commercial spyware and other dual-use technologies, and international cyber norm development.  Prior to joining the Citizen Lab, she was Law Officer and Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Human Rights in China, where she focused much of her efforts on the counter-terrorism policies and human rights impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.  Her previous experience also includes work as a litigation associate at the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and teaching English in China.  McKune received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.


Technology, Business, and Human Rights

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