Katherine McDonnell

Contributor, Marseille

Katherine McDonnell is a co-founder of Just Ground, a research and advocacy project that aims to advance the visions of communities working to address corporate activity that threatens or violates their human rights. Her professional background is in legal and campaign advocacy, with a focus on access to remedy for business and development-related harms. In her time at EarthRights International, Katherine led the development and piloting of a model for a Community-Driven Operational level Grievance Mechanism (CD-OGM). She is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Sociology at the University of Galway. Her research draws on theories of power and epistemic injustice to examine challenges around seeking remedy for corporate human rights harms through non-judicial grievance mechanisms.

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