Catherine Dunmore is a Solicitor of England & Wales, fluent in English and French, specialised in the fields of international criminal law, human rights, rule of law and gender.
Catherine currently serves as a Senior Expert to the EuroMed Justice Programme. She is also a Gender, Conflict & Stability Expert with the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit (Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative). Catherine volunteers as a Trustee of Peacebuilding UK, and as an OSCE/ODIHR election observer.
Previously, she was a Human Rights Officer / Gender Adviser to the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen and a Technical Specialist on Judicial Affairs and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence for the United Nations in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she previously worked as a Consultant. She was a Programme Lawyer for the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and a Humanitarian Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advisor for Save the Children. Catherine also has experience working for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch, REDRESS, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice and has worked on death penalty cases through Amicus in Florida. Catherine completed her training contract at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, including a secondment to Oxfam’s legal team, and subsequently practised in international arbitration with Hogan Lovells in Paris.
Catherine received a Master of Laws with Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Essex.