Claire McMullen is an Australian lawyer and writer living in Washington DC. Claire has investigated and reported on political and human rights issues in Australia, Cambodia, Guatemala and the United States. She recently completed a Masters in International Legal Studies with a Certificate in International Human Rights at Georgetown University Law Center.
Over the past year, she conducted an investigation into the legality of the U.S. Asylum Cooperative Agreement with Guatemala and its impact on the human rights of asylum seekers, travelling to Guatemala to interview asylum seekers, government officials, representatives of international organisations and members of civil society. Claire has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) with a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University in Sydney.