Dr Rosa Freedman
Dr Rosa Freedman is a lecturer at Birmingham Law School. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate Law degrees from University of London and is a non-practising barrister. Rosa has written articles on legal matters for The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ website, and has provided research and expertise to a number of NGOs. Her book, The United Nations Human Rights Council: an early assessment will be published by Routledge early in 2013 and her academic articles have appeared in International Law and Human Rights journals.

Entries by Dr Rosa Freedman

UK Must Constructively Engage with UN Expert on Violence Against Women

(0) Comments | Posted 27 February 2014 | (10:29)

In 2014 Rashida Manjoo, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, will visit the UK to conduct a fact-finding mission and report on human rights issues within the country. It is likely that she will discuss gender violence, rates of convictions for rape and sexual...

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UN Tells EU to Adopt a Human Rights-Based Approach to Migrants

(2) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (04:04)

Francois Crepeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, last week presented his report on Europe to the UN Human Rights Council. Having spent a year investigating the rights of migrants in that region, Crepeau offered some strong...

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Haiti Cholera Claims: Ultimatum to the United Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2013 | (10:04)

The United Nations has been given an ultimatum - pay compensation to individuals affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti or be brought before a national court. If it goes that far, this may be the first time that the UN is forced to settle a legal...

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Israel's Move Could Topple UN's House of Cards

(1) Comments | Posted 31 January 2013 | (12:06)

Israel's failure to attend its Universal Periodic Review session is not altogether shocking given that country's experiences at the United Nations Human Rights Council. The repercussions, however, could reach far beyond that country's already-damaged relationship with the UN. The fact that Israel can unilaterally decide to withdraw from...

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