Catriona Murdoch

Catriona Murdoch

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Catriona Murdoch is a Senior Legal Consultant at Global Rights Compliance (GRC), an international legal partnership committed to enhancing compliance with international law, particularly international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights.

At GRC Catriona focuses on strategy and business development while leading GRC’s Starvation Portfolio. Catriona also assists across GRC’s projects, notably those focusing on South Sudan, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Basic Investigative Standards Initiative. Catriona regularly represents GRC at high-level panels before the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Commission. She worked closely with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs between 2018-2019, on the Swiss proposal to amend the Rome Statute to include the war crime of starvation in a non-international armed conflict. The amendment was unanimously adopted in December 2019. Building upon the success of this pivotal international legislative reform, Catriona now works with States and interested stakeholders to encourage ratification and national legislative reform.

Catriona is currently appointed to the cases of Jovica Stanišić and Alfred Musema before the UN International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2009 and a member of 1 Crown Office Row Chambers in England, Catriona has practiced across several of the international criminal tribunals and courts, advising on crimes arising out of the Rwandan Genocide, the conflicts in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and the former Yugoslavia and has extensive litigation experience in the U.K.

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