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Cate Sumner

For 25 years, Cate Sumner has worked in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, focusing on access to justice, human rights and judicial reform. Her career spans working with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Cairo, the United Nations (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) in their offices in Manila and Sydney. 

In 2005, Cate established Law & Development Partners to work on access to justice, legal identity and judicial reform programmes across Asia and the Pacific. In 2019 Cate was awarded a Churchill Trust Fellowship to explore how private finance, philanthropic donors and government can collaborate to provide free legal services for women and children.


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