Kate McFarland

Kate McFarland is a Legal Fellow with the Foundation’s Docket initiative. Prior to her fellowship with CFJ, she was a Human Rights Fellow with Columbia Law School, where she served as a research assistant with the Human Rights Institute and the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. She was also an editor on Columbia’s Human Rights Law Review. Previously, Kate’s work has focused on the investigation, documentation, and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence. She was the gender focal point with Justice Rapid Response, an NGO that supports the investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes and human rights violations around the world. She also interned in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and clerked at the Court of Quebec (Criminal and Penal Division) in Montreal, Canada. She has experience in international litigation and arbitration, having worked for Winston & Strawn LLP in its Paris office. Kate holds an LLM from Columbia University, a BCL (civil law) and LLB (common law) from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.