Bill Frelick is the director of Human Rights Watch's refugee program, responsible for monitoring, investigating and documenting human-rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons. He also 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. Frelick has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Columbia University.