International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School
Kathryn (Kate) E. van Doore is an international child rights lawyer and an academic at Griffith Law School, Australia. Kate currently researches the intersections of child rights, institutionalisation and human trafficking. Kate’s work includes publishing the first legal argument under international law for the active recruitment of children from their biological families into orphanages to be regarded as a form of child trafficking. She is a co-founder of Forget Me Not Australia, an international non-governmental organization focused on child protection and family reunification for children residing outside of parental care, and a Steering Committee member of ReThink Orphanages.