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Sophia MO

Research Assistant
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
English, Filipino, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien
Areas of expertise
  • International human rights law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Media and Democracy


Sophia Mo is a PhD researcher in International Law at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Her doctoral research examines the role of international law in governing scientific disinformation. Aside from assisting the Centre in developing a research pillar on media and democracy, she is supporting the research activities of Ms. Irene Khan, a distinguished fellow at the Centre and the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Sophia has been a member of the Philippine bar since 2014 and has an interdisciplinary approach to the practice of law. She has taught courses in Media Law and Ethics as a Senior Lecturer in the University of the Philippines. She also has advocacy and consultancy work experience with the Philippine government and international NGOs.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication cum laude and Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Public International Law from Leiden University. She was a member of the editorial board of the Philippine Law Journal and a student editor for the Leiden Journal of International Law.