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Dr. Monika Zalnieriute is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School. Monika’s research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on automated decision-making, Internet policy, data privacy and discrimination law, and human rights in the digital age. Her work also addresses intersection between feminist theory, LGBTI rights, and Internet platforms.  

She holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Before joining Macquarie, Monika led a research stream on ‘Technologies and Rule of Law’ at UNSW Law Sydney, and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she worked on the digital rights and discrimination of marginalized groups online. Monika believes that research only matters if it has a strong and tangible impact well beyond academia; and is actively engaged both within academic, civil society and policy-making circles. She is a founding Director of a researched-based advocacy organization ‘ZEPHIRO: Progressive Platform for Human Rights’ in Vilnius, Lithuaniaand a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society and Central European University in Hungary and at the UNSW Law Sydney, Australia. Monika’s work has influenced policy at the National Transport Commission in Australia, Council of Europe, ICANN, Privacy International, and the WHO. 

Monika has published widely in leading outlets, such as the Modern Law Review, Harvard International Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Stanford Journal of International Law, and Harvard Business Law Review, among others.   

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole


Law, LLM, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole


Law, LLM, Leiden University


Law, LLB (1st Class), University of the West of England


External positions

Research Fellow, Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School


Visiting Fellow, Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University

2015 → …

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Internet & Human Rights

2014 → …

Director, Progressive Platform for Human Rights

2014 → …

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Research Outputs

Technology and the judicial role

Zalnieriute, M. & Bell, F., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The judge, the judiciary and the court: individual, collegial and institutional judicial dynamics in Australia. Appleby, G. & Lynch, A. (eds.). Cambridge University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Law and technology in the dimension of time

Bennett Moses, L. & Zalnieriute, M., 2020, Time, law and change: an interdisciplinary study. Ranchordás, S. & Roznai, Y. (eds.). London ; New York: Hart Publishing, p. 303-326 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

From the rule of law to statue drafting: legal issues for algorithms in government decision-making

Zalnieriute, M., Burton Crawford, L., Boughey, J., Bennett Moses, L. & Logan, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Cambridge handbook of the law of algorithms. Barfield, W. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 251-272

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Automating government decision-making: implications for the rule of law

Zalnieriute, M., Bennett Moses, L. & Williams, G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Technology, innovation and access to justice: dialogues on the future of law. De Souza, S. P. & Spohr, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Digital rights of LGBTI communities: a roadmap for a dual human rights framework

Zalnieriute, M., 2019, Research handbook on human rights and digital technology: global politics, law and international relations. Wagner, B., Kettemann, M. C. & Vieth, K. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar, p. 411-434 25 p. (Research Handbooks in Human Rights).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    'Technology and the Judicial Role', iCON Annual Conference, July 2021

    Monika Zalnieriute (Speaker)
    9 Jul 202111 Jul 2021

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    'Rule of Law by Design?', AI and the Rule of Law: Regulation and Ethics Annual Conference, November 2020

    Monika Zalnieriute (Speaker)
    19 Nov 202020 Nov 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    'Administrative Law and Government Technology' Workshop, June 2020

    Janina Boughey (Organiser), K Miller (Organiser), Monika Zalnieriute (Organiser)
    19 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...