Albert Barume

Visiting Professor

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309


Dr. Albert K. Barume completed his PhD in international human rights law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and a Master degree in Environmental Management at Yale University in the United States of America.

He is currently working for the United Nations Security Council as Panel of Expert member on Mali. As an international expert with over twenty (20) years of professional experience on African regional issues and research on human rights issues, he has worked as Chairperson of the United Nations Experts Mechanism of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), a sub-organ of the United Nations Human Rights Council based in Switzerland; and for over eight years, he worked as independent Expert for the African Union's African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), before joining the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) as Senior Specialist.

Dr. Barume's work focuses on standards setting, compliance with international human rights standards, conflict analysis and socio-economic development issues. To that end, he has worked for multilateral organizations, private sector and States' institutions, including the World Bank, bilateral cooperation agencies, and international organizations. Dr. Barume teaches in a number of African universities, including the University of Pretoria in South Africa; and he has published books and articles on human rights issues in Africa.


Spring 2019 Regional Human Rights Protection LAWS 7450-801
Spring 2019 Regional Human Rights Protection LAWS 7450-902
Spring 2017 Special Topics LAWS 6708-001