Catriona Murdoch

World Peace Foundation would like to welcome new fellow, Catriona Murdoch for Academic Year 2018-19.

Catriona Murdoch is a Senior Legal Consultant with Global Rights Compliance, specialising in international human rights, criminal and humanitarian law. She has practiced in international criminal law for over ten years, advising on crimes arising out of the Rwandan Genocide, the Iraq war, the current conflicts in Yemen and Syria and the war in the former Yugoslavia. She is currently based in The Hague and appointed to the defence teams of Jovica Stanišić and Alfred Musema before the UN IRMCT. At GRC, Catriona leads the ‘Accounting for Starvation Project’, partnering with the World Peace Foundation. The project began in 2018 and focuses on identifying how international criminal and humanitarian law can be used to advance the prohibition of the agents and actions that create mass starvation. The project combines expert legal analysis and case study research, to inform a series of outreach projects to foreign ministries, UN mechanisms and offices as well as civil society. It currently focuses on Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. Catriona also leads and assists with GRC’s other projects in Syria, which offer innovative programmes for accountability and reconstruction and post-conflict access to justice. Catriona was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2009 and is attached to 1 Crown Office Row Chambers in the U.K. Her full bio is available here.

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