Bill Frelick, director of Human Rights Watch's refugee program, monitors, investigates, and documents human rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons, and advocates for the rights and humanitarian needs of all categories of forcibly displaced persons around the world.
Before joining Human Rights Watch, Frelick directed Amnesty International USA's refugee program and the US Committee for Refugees (USCR), which he served for 18 years. He was the editor of USCR's annual World Refugee Survey and monthly Refugee Reports. Frelick has traveled to refugee sites throughout the world and is widely published. He taught in the Middle East from 1979-1983 and was co-coordinator of the Asian Center of Clergy and Laity Concerned from 1976-1979. Frelick has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Columbia University.
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Mexico’s Failure to Protect Central American Refugee and Migrant Children
Bulgaria’s Pushbacks and Detention of Syrian and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants
The Denial of Work Authorization and Assistance for Asylum Seekers in the United States
Thailand’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Frontex Involvement in Ill-Treatment of Migrant Detainees in Greece
The Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Ukraine
Arbitrary Detention of Refugees in the US Who Fail to Adjust to Permanent Resident Status
Italy's Forced Return of Boat Migrants and Asylum Seekers, Libya's Mistreatment of Migrants and Asylum Seekers
Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union
Fleeing Iraq, Surviving in Jordan