Kate Barth is a Legal Officer with Lawyers Collective, an India-based NGO focused on the right to health. At Lawyers Collective she manages the Global Health and Human Rights Database, a free online database of domestic, regional and international law from around the world relating to health and human rights, and works on the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. Her research interests focus on the role of due process in international law and the intersection between development financing and international organizations.
Prior to joining Lawyers Collective, Kate was a Project Finance associate with Allen & Overy LLP. She received her JD magna cum laude and with Order of the Coif from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a Senior Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and a Board Member of the International Law Organization. Before coming to law school, Kate earned her masters degree in Development Studies at the London School of Economics, writing her dissertation on smart ways to introduce gender-balanced HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Kate has also worked with the Gender Research and Advocacy Department of the Legal Assistance Centre-Namibia, where she studied the effects of the child and spousal support laws and published a report on the underage drinking laws. Heartfelt welcome!