Catriona Murdoch > The Chambers of Richard Booth KC > Brighton, England > Lawyer Profile

The Chambers of Richard Booth KC
1 Crown Office Row, Brighton


Catriona is an associate member who specialises in human rights and criminal law both domestically and internationally. She is based in The Hague appointed to the defence team of Jovica Stanišić and Alfred Musema before the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). Catriona is currently instructed in a range of civil ECHR claims and an Article 2 Inquest. She continues to accept instructions in the UK in all practice areas. Leads the Yemen Accountability Project as part of Global Rights Compliance.


Call: 2009 Grays Inn. Panel of Consultants and Experts at the International Nuremberg principles Academy (2017)

Publications of note: The Crime of Starvation and Methods of Prosecution and Accountability Policy Paper No.1, Global Rights Compliance (2019); Panel Expert on the law of starvation and conflict and food insecurity issues in The Hague (2018).; Episode 57: ‘Starvation as a weapon of war‘ LawPodUK (10th December 2018); She delivered training on drafting before the international tribunals on behalf of the Association of Defence Counsel at the UN ICTY (2016); Will Seven Million Starving Yemenis Ever Find Justice? Al Jazeera (2017); Porous Borders: Prosecuting at Source, Counsel Magazine (2016); Living on Death Row, Criminal Bar Quarterly, Issue 3 (2014); International Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, Vol176, December 15/22 2012; The Oath and the Internet, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, Vol176, March 10 2012; Advice to the Attorney General on Assisted Suicide (Kalisher Essay Competition 2011) Criminal Bar Quarterly, Issue 1, Spring 2012; co-editor of Judge Reinardus’s and the Institute of Legal Practice and Development Rwandan; Bench Book on Gender Based Violence (2010); contributor to 1 Crown Office Row’s Human Rights Blog and Law Pod UK.




The Duchess Sixth Form, Northumberland; The University of Santa Cruz (2006 Law with North American Studies (First Class)); The University of Sussex (2007 LLB Law with North American Studies 2(1)); The College of Law (BVC (Very Competent)).


Watching and playing rugby, travelling and reading.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

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