David Kaye

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David Kaye (@davidakaye) is a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, and served as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression from 2014 to 2020. He joined the faculty at the UC Irvine School of Law in 2012.

He was the founding Executive Director of the UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program, where he taught international human rights law and directed the International Justice Clinic. From 1995 to 2005, he served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department, responsible for such issues as human rights, international humanitarian law, the use of force, international organizations, and U.S. foreign relations law. He was also a legal adviser to the American Embassy in The Hague.

He is author of Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet (Columbia Global Reports: 2019).

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