Kathryn Hampton (@Kathryn_Opal) coordinates Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network Program, an initiative which recruits, trains, and supports a network of clinicians to provide forensic evaluations for asylum seekers and to advocate for human rights-based immigration policies.
Hampton has 10 years of experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, and reporting. Prior to joining PHR, she worked for INGOs and international organizations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, Turkey, and Ukraine. Some of her past field research projects include corroboration and analysis of civilian casualties and military occupation cases in eastern Ukraine, access to civil documentation in non-regime areas of northern Syria, the situation of IDPs in western Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea, access to education for Roma children in southern Bosnia, and access to economic and social rights of IDP returnees in Srebrenica. She has designed and implemented protection programming for displaced and conflict-affected populations with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Rescue Committee, World Vision, and the International Commission on Missing Persons.
Hampton holds an AB in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and holds an MSt in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She speaks Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian.