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Kathleen Norland

ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow

As the ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow, Kate supports the Refugee Protection program’s strategic advocacy initiatives.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Kate completed a one-year fellowship for intensive advanced language study in Syria, followed by a year as a Fulbright scholar in Morocco. Kate is co-authoring Law and Lawlessness in Guantanamo: The Memoirs of Lakhdar Boumediene and Mohammad Ayt Jdir (working title), which is expected to be released this fall.
Kate has a dual degree in law and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Kate founded and led the Penn Law chapter of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and worked with IRAP’s national office.

Featured Work

June 11, 2014
As Lebanon places new restrictions on Syrian refugees, Secretary Kerry has announced that the United States will provide another $290 million of humanitarian assistance for those affected by the...
June 10, 2014
For a long time, Lebanon commendably refrained from the kind of border “management” that Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq have each engaged in with regard to admitting and hosting Syrian refugees.  Now...
June 03, 2014
Today, the Syrian regime leads a propaganda exercise that it terms an “election.” Syrians able to vote include only those who are living in regime controlled territory and the small percentage of...