Cynthia Soohoo and Katrina Anderson

Center for Reproductive Rights

 

CYNTHIA SOOHOO
Director, Domestic Legal Program

Cynthia Soohoo joined the Center in January 2008 as Director of the Domestic Legal Program. She brings a rich mix of experience in litigation, human rights advocacy, and legal education, making her well suited to lead the Center's efforts to employ bold human rights strategies in our U.S. legal advocacy work. Prior to joining the Center, she directed the Bringing Human Rights Home Project at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School, beginning in 2001. The program works with attorneys and law students to develop and apply human rights strategies domestically. During her six years litigating cases at Covington & Burling, Cindy did extensive pro bono work, including work on the landmark human rights case Doe v. Karadzic. She clerked for the Honorable Gerard L. Goettel of the Southern District of New York. Cindy is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

KATRINA ANDERSON is a Litigation Fellow in the Domestic Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She joined the Center after earning her LL.M. degree in international law, with a specialization in the Protection of International Human Rights, from American University. As a fellow for the War Crimes Research Office, she conducted research and analysis for prosecutors and judges serving on international criminal tribunals. Prior to that, she served as a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, where she trained Cambodian advocates in international criminal and human rights law and helped develop methodologies to document gender-based violence in anticipation of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. For over two years she worked to promote the rights of refugee and migrant women on the Thai-Burma border, particularly the reproductive rights of agricultural workers and the rights of sex workers. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2004 and from the University of Virginia in 1997 with a B.A. in English.


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