Katherine Hawkins is a researcher and lawyer who writes about national security, human rights, and transparency issues. She most recently served as the Investigator for the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment. The Constitution Project’s bipartisan, independent,Task Force, co-chaired by two former Congressmen, spent two years carefully examining the unclassified evidence about U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects under the Obama, Bush, Clinton administrations. Its report, released in April 2013, is available at detaineetaskforce.org.
Before joining the Constitution Project, Katherine worked as an associate at Burke PLLC, where she worked primarily on suits against military contractors for human rights abuses and fraudulent billing of the U.S. government, and as a law clerk for the Boston Immigration Court.
Katherine is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University. She has published articles in Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, Middle East Report, and worked as a researcher for several books on post-9/11 detention and rendition policies.