Katharine Booth is a researcher and policy advisor at OECD Watch(opens in new window) , a global network of civil society organisations focused on achieving effective remedy for corporate harms by using the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct and the Guidelines’ non-judicial grievance mechanism, National Contact Points.
Katharine leads OECD Watch’s activities on NCP complaints, and also researches issues related to responsible business conduct and the OECD system. She also supports SOMO’s Advocacy & Networks team through research and advocacy on grievance mechanisms.
Katharine previously worked as a freelancer in the business and human rights area, including as a researcher for SOMO and interim coordinator of OECD Watch. She also practised in Australia as a solicitor and worked as a researcher/tipstaff for a Supreme Court Justice.
Katharine received her Master of Laws (Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law) from Leiden University, Netherlands. Katharine graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts (History) from University of New South Wales, Australia.