University 125th Anniversary Lecture
Preventive Human Rights Strategies
Date: 16 February 2009
Time: 17:00 - 19:30
Location: Temple of Peace, Cathays Park
Speaker: Professor Bertrand G. Ramcharan
As part of one day celebration of the UN Declaration of Human Rights to be staged at the Temple of Peace , Dr Bertrand G. Ramcharan will speak on ‘Preventive Human Rights Strategies’.
Professor Bertrand G. Ramcharan is Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, City University of New York and is a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn. He was UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ad interim in 2003-2004 and Deputy High Commissioner from 1998-2003. He was Professor and First Swiss Chair of Human Rights at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva from 2006-2008 and has been Chancellor of the University of Guyana.
He has been UN Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2004-2005). He was a member of the UN Panel of Eminent Persons on Human Rights in Darfur (2007), Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the peace process in Georgia (2008), and Chairperson of the UN Expert Seminar on Freedom of Expression and Advocacy of Religious Hatred (2008). He is the author of Contemporary Human Rights Ideas, Routledge, 2008, and Preventive Diplomacy at the UN, Indiana University Press, 2008. He is also the author of The International Law and Practice of Early Warning and Preventive Diplomacy, Martinus Nijhoff, 1992.
There will be a reception at 17:00, followed by the lecture at 17:45.
All staff and students are invited.
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