Grata Fund is an Australian strategic litigation development and funding organisation based at the University of New South Wales law school in Sydney.
We work to provide access to justice for communities to secure and protect their democratic rights and freedoms, human rights and mitigating the harmful effects of climate change by:
1. Incubating innovative strategic litigation and supporting strategic litigation developed across the legal sector;
2. Removing the critical financial barriers to public interest litigation; and
3. Building campaign alliances around the cases we support to ensure our cases create lasting change by winning both inside and outside the courtroom.
Isabelle Reinecke is the Executive Director and Founder of the Grata Fund. Before joining Grata full time, Isabelle was Director of Legal and Governance and Company Secretary of GetUp, Australia's largest campaigning community, where she worked to build the Grata Fund from 2014. Isabelle started her career as a lawyer at Clayton Utz, where she specialised in corporate law and was deeply involved in their pro bono program, working with Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley to secure compensation for stolen wages. In 2015, she was nominated for a Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs and was a finalist in the United Nations of Australia Media Peace Awards for the Promotion of Indigenous Recognition Award. She has served as board member for the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre in Sydney and was Chair of the Grata Fund until stepping into a more hands on role in 2016. Isabelle is a 2016 Churchill Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the Australian National University, where she was awarded the Dean's Certificate Prize for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
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