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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

April 30, 2014
This morning a new UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) refugee camp, Camp Azraq, opened in Jordan. As of today, the new camp will receive all of the 300-400 Syrians entering Jordan every day while Jordan’s...
April 29, 2014
With 2.7 million Syrians having taken refuge beyond their country’s borders and 6.5 million more having fled their homes and sought shelter elsewhere within the country, almost half of Syria’s pre-...
March 13, 2014
At an event in Washington, D.C. yesterday, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres emphasized the need for—and indispensable role of—U.S. leadership in the effort to help...