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Kathryn Hampton


Kathryn Hampton

Kathryn Hampton

Head of Impact
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Kathryn is the Head of Impact at Rainbow Railroad, with responsibility for organizational development and strategy on programs, research and policy.
Kathryn is a human rights advocate with more than a dozen years experience in refugee protection, research and policy, working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Rescue Committee, the International Commission on Missing Persons and Physicians for Human Rights. Prior to joining Rainbow Railroad, she implemented humanitarian protection programming, conducted field investigations and advocated with and for displaced and conflict-affected populations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, Turkey, Ukraine and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her research has been published in peer reviewed medical and legal journals, and cited in major media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and the BBC.

Kathryn holds an M.St. in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, an M.A. in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies from the University of London and an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She was awarded the 2021 American Society of International Law Francis Lieber Prize for exceptional article in the field of the law on armed conflict. She is a Truman National Security Fellow.