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Katherine Gallagher

Center for Constitutional Rights,


Katherine Gallagher is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), where she focuses on holding individuals, including US and foreign government officials, and corporations, including private militafy contractors, accountable for serious human rights violations. Among the cases she is working on are Arar v. Ashcroft, Matar v. Dichter, Saleh v. Titan and Estate ofAtban v. Blackwater. Prior to joining CCIE, she worked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2001-2006. She has also worked as a legal advisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kosovo, with the United Nations International Independent Investigating Commission in Beirut, Lebanon, and with the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown. During the negotiations to establish the International Criminal Court, she worked as a member of the Women's Caucus for Gender Justice in the International Criminal Court, to ensure that gender-based violence and discriniination are adequately addressed. Katherine received a joint MA. in Journalism and Middle East Studies from New York University in 1995 and a J.D. from the City University of New York in 2000.