Barbara A. Frey

Barbara A. Frey is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Global Studies and directs the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota. Frey’s research interests include gun violence and human rights, disappearances and impunity in Mexico, immigration, and human rights advocacy, and she lectures and writes widely on these topics. From 2000-03, Frey served as an alternate member of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.  She was appointed Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission from 2003-06 to conduct a study on the topic of preventing human rights abuses committed with small arms and light weapons.  Frey was Executive Director of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights from 1985-97.