Rosa Freedman is the inaugural Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development at the University of Reading. She received her LLB, LLM and PhD from the University of London and is a member of Gray’s Inn. Freedman’s research focuses on the UN and human rights, in particular the impact of politics upon the creation and protection of international human rights law. She has published extensively on the UN human rights bodies and on UN peacekeeping and accountability for human rights abuses committed during such operations, including two monographs, two co-edited collections, and articles in American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law and Human Rights Quarterly, amongst others. She frequently appears in international and national media, works closely with the UN and with state governments and sits on the advisory boards of international NGOs. Freedman is a member of Research Council peer-review colleges, the Academic Council of the United Nations, the European Society of International Law, and the Society of Legal Scholars.