Bertrand G. Ramcharan is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies, Chancellor of the University of Guyana, and Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center.

Bertrand G. Ramcharan
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He has a doctorate from the London School of Economics and is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. He was a member of the UN Secretariat for 32 years. He served in the position of Deputy and then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a.i. (2003 – 2004) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Previously he had been Director with the International peacemakers and peacekeepers in the Former Yugoslavia, Director of the Africa I Division of the Department of Political Affairs, and head of the speech-writing service of the Secretary-General. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and as Visiting Professor at of International Law in Lund University, Sweden. He is the author or editor of some twenty-five books on international law, human rights, and the United Nations. He is currently writing a book on Preventive Diplomacy at the UN: The Journey of an Idea for the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

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