Katherine Holcombe (JD '18)
Katherine Holcombe is the assistant director of Impact Litigation and the Kovler Project Against Torture at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law. Ms. Holcombe supports academic programs related to the prohibition of torture under international law and strategic litigation in international human rights, focusing particularly on claims related to torture and arbitrary detention. Ms. Holcombe also supervises and participates in litigation before regional human rights courts and advocacy at the UN treaty bodies and Special Procedures. Prior to her work at the Center, she held positions at Human Rights First, where she assisted with legal, policy, and advocacy work pertaining to Guantanamo and national security policies that respect human rights and the rule of law, and at the Public International Law & Policy Group, supporting negotiations in Geneva related to the Syrian peace process.