Marsha Freeman, PhD, J.D., is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, where she is Director of International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW). She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she teaches courses on women’s human rights and the UN human rights system. Dr. Freeman is an internationally recognized expert on the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She has published numerous articles, reports, and technical papers on the Convention’s content and procedures, as well as on advocacy using its provisions. Dr. Freeman is the primary editor of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary, (Oxford University Press, 2012). Additionally, she is the author of Women’s Economic, Cultural and Social Rights, a manual for using the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to advance women’s human rights.