It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Rosa Freedman as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Rosa is a Law Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She completed her undergraduate studies at Queen Mary University of London and her LLM in Public International Law at University College London. Rosa was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn before beginning her doctoral studies, which were funded by the University of London.
Rosa started working at Birmingham Law School in 2011. She is the author of The United Nations Human Rights Council: A critique and early assessment (Routledge, 2013), which is the first monograph examining that body. The book was launched in May at the United Nations in Geneva, at an event jointly hosted by the UK Mission to Geneva and the United Nations Library. Rosa publishes academic articles on public international law, international human rights law and international institutions. Her research is interdisciplinary, focusing on law, international relations, political science and post-colonial studies. She writes comment pieces on a wide range of legal matters for The Guardian, Huffington Post and UK Human Rights Blog. Rosa also provides research and expertise to a number of national and international NGOs.
Rosa’s introductory post today discusses the troubling state of LGBT rights at the UN Human Rights Council.