J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Katharine Redford is the co-founder and director of EarthRights International, a non-profit group of activists and lawyers with expertise in human rights and environmental advocacy. Redford is a human rights lawyer who is spearheading a movement to hold international companies accountable for overseas abuse and bring them to court in their home court jurisdictions. She is a member of the Supreme Court Bar and the Massachusetts Bar, and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service.
Redford received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1995 to establish ERI, and since that time has helped build ERI into a global organization with offices in four countries: the U.S., Thailand, Myanmar and Peru. She serves as an adjunct professor of law at both UVA and the Washington College of Law at American University, as well as on the board of directors of the Center for International Environmental Law, the Bank Information Center and United4Iran. In 2006, she was selected as an Ashoka Global Fellow. She has published on human rights and corporate accountability, and has been profiled in various media and books including "Be Bold" and "Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes," and the award-winning documentary film "Total Denial."