Emma Day ’19

Contact: emmaday19@berkeley.edu

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmaday/

Thesis Advisor: Paul Schwartz

Thesis Topic: Children’s Rights & Technology

Research Interests: Children’s rights, child protection, privacy, access to justice, business and human rights

Biography: Emma Day is a Fulbright Scholar and an LL.M. student at UC Berkeley, and is writing a thesis on the intersection between children’s rights to protection and privacy online. Her thesis will also look at the potential for corporate accountability in relation to violations of children’s rights around the world by American technology companies.

Prior to coming to UC Berkeley Emma was leading the UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Office regional work on child online protection, which involved designing several research projects and convening a series of workshops involving governments and the private sector in Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Myanmar to address children’s rights online.

Emma also co-founded a non-profit in 2015, Child Redress International, which aims to promote access to remedies for child victims of sexual exploitation in transnational cases.

Emma was called to the Bar in British Colombia, Canada in 2010. She has been working on a range of human rights issues for her entire career ranging among children’s rights, women’s rights, the right to health, access to information and asylum and refugee rights. She has spent five years living and working in Africa (Rwanda and Kenya) and six years in Southeast Asia (Thailand and Indonesia).


UNICEF. Victims Are Not Virtual: Situation assessment of online child sexual exploitation in South Asia, UNICEF, 2016 (available at https://www.unicef.org/rosa/reports/victims-are-not-virtual)

UNICEF. Child Online Protection in the MENA Region, UNICEF, 2016 (available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309771524_Child_Online_Protection_in_the_MENA_Region)

Day, E., ‘Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women & Girls’, UN Women, 2016 (available at https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2016/04/ending-impunity-for-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-asia#view)

Maleche, A. & Day, E., ‘Right to Health Encompasses Right to Access Essential Generic Medicines: Challenging the 2008 Anti-Counterfeit Act in Kenya’, Health & Human Rights Journal, Volume 16, Issue 2

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, ‘Reflections: Promoting Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies’, OSIEA, 2013

Open Society Foundations, ‘Bringing Justice to Health: The Impact of Legal Empowerment Projects on Public Health’, OSF, 2013

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, ‘Amplifying Voices: Information & Expression’, OSIEA 2013

Maleche, A., and Day, E., (2011), Traditional Cultural Practices and HIV: Reconciling Culture and Human Rights. Working Paper for the Third Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, 7-9 July 2011

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, ‘Amplifying Voices: Inclusion’, OSIEA 2011


LL.M. in International Human Rights Law, University of London, UK (2006)
Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Westminster, UK (2003)
B.A. (Hons) in Sociology, University of Leeds, UK (1997)