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Avani Singh

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Avani Singh is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Director and Co-founder of Power Singh Inc.

Avani focuses on constitutional and public international law, administrative law, information 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.

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Avani Singh-min
Avani Singh is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Director and Co-founder of Power Singh Inc.

Avani focuses on constitutional and public international law, administrative law, information 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.

Contact Avani

Protecting and promoting fundamental rights and freedoms

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About Avani

Learn more about Avani and her work.

  • 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 constitutional and public international law, administrative law, information 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. She is also a director and co-founder of ALT Advisory (2017-).

    Before forming Power Singh Inc., Avani practised media law at Webber Wentzel (2011-14) and constitutional and international 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.

    • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance).
    • Member of the Legal Practice Council (Membership Number: 36143).
    • B.Comm., LL.B. (University of Pretoria).
    • Certificates in Privacy Law and Policy (University of Amsterdam); Advanced Topics in Internet Governance, Civil Society and Policy Advocacy (Central European University); Human Rights and the Marketplace (University of the Witwatersrand); and Advanced Administrative Law (University of the Witwatersrand).
    • Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji at the International Criminal Court (2013).
    • Justice Thembile Skweyiya at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2010).
  • Case involvements

    • Law Society of South Africa and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others [2018] ZAGPPHC 4 – constitutional law, international law, amicus curiae

    • Democratic Alliance v Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Others [2017] ZAGPPHC 53 – constitutional law, international law, amicus curiae

    • SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Another v South African Broadcasting Corporation ICASA CCC 214/2016 – constitutional law, public participation

    • Minister of Home Affairs v Rahim and Others [2016] ZACC 3 – constitutional law, international law, amicus curiae, unlawful detention

    Commissions of Inquiry

    • Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (Fees Commission) (2016-17) – constitutional law, right to education
    • Marikana Commission of Inquiry (2014) – constitutional law, right to life

    Treaty Body Complaints Mechanisms

    • Written and oral submissions to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on South Africa’s Initial Report (2016) – international law
    • Presentation on “Human rights and the internet: International and regional legal frameworks and developments”, hosted by the Association for Progressive Communications on The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights Online (2017).
    • Co-panellist on “Surveillance as a doorstep to other violations of human rights”, presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2017).
    • Co-panellist on “Surveillance in the global south”, presented at RightsCon, Belgium (2017).
    • Co-panellist on “Surveillance case studies from around the world”, presented at a side event during the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva (2017).
    • Co-panellist on “Controlling the use and trade in the tools of torture and repression: Five principles for international regulation”, presented at a side event during the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva (2017).
    • Author of chapter titled “Spying for others: The troubling case of transnational surveillance” in Surveillance and democracy: Chilling tales from around the world” (2016).
    • Author of chapter titled “The relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and higher education institutions: A South African perspective” in Ethics in Higher Education (2016).
    • Presentation on “The regulatory framework for internet governance in South Africa”, hosted by Media Monitoring Africa (2016).
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Our People

Learn about the people behind Power Singh Inc.

Avani Singh

Director / Co-founder

Michael Power

Director / Co-founder

John Paul Ongeso

Associate (designate)

Jessie Rashid

Office Manager

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