CATHERINE HIGHAM

LLM Student

Catherine is an LLM student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (UBC). She is interested in the intersection between human rights and environmental law. She is currently researching levels of corporate engagement with human rights impact assessments in the context of climate related human rights harms. Before starting her LLM studies, Catherine worked for the international human rights NGO, Reprieve. During her time there, she managed the organisation’s work on death penalty cases in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and the ‘Assassinations Project’, which provides legal support to victims of US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge and holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from City University, London. Catherine’s current research focuses on human rights ‘due diligence’ and climate liability.