Katharine Booth coordinates OECD Watch, a network of civil society organisations focused on achieving effective remedy for corporate abuses by using the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Guidelines’ non-judicial grievance mechanism.
She coordinates the activities of the OECD Watch network, including by providing advice on complaints filed to National Contact Points and coordinating events on responsible business conduct and the OECD system. Katharine also supports SOMO’s Rights, Remedy and Accountability team through research and advocacy on grievance mechanisms.
In 2021 and 2022, Katharine worked as a freelancer in the area of business and human rights, including as a researcher for SOMO and interim coordinator of OECD Watch. She previously practised as a solicitor in Australia 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 also graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts (History) from University of New South Wales, Australia.