Director // Co-founder // Practice Lead: Information Rights & Data Privacy
Developing international human rights law
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Avani is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance) and a member of the Legal Practice Council. She holds B.Comm. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Pretoria.
Avani focuses on public law, information rights and media law, data privacy, and electoral law at the domestic, regional, and international levels, with a particular interest in advising clients in the areas of freedom of expression, online regulation, and privacy in Africa.
Avani is also a director and co-founder of Power Singh Inc. (2018-), serves as a member of the Appeals Committee of the Advertising Regulatory Board, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa.
Before forming ALT Advisory, Avani practised media law at Webber Wentzel (2011-14) and public law at the Legal Resources Centre (2014-17), and she clerked at the Constitutional Court of South African (2010, Justice Thembile Skweyiya) and the International Criminal Court (2013, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji).
Avani has represented clients before various courts and tribunals, including media complaints mechanisms, in South Africa and she has appeared before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Promoting rights-based technology innovation
AVANI’S RECENT WORK
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Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape
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