PG Masterclass: The UN Quest for the Protection of Human Rights
Bertrand Ramcharan, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Wednesday 19th October, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Gannochy Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building
Dr Ramcharan will trace the idea of protection, which is not mentioned in the UN Charter, from the San Francisco conference to the present day. He will identify incipient methods of protection introduced by the UN and the push-back from the majority of UN members, who prefer approaches of 'dialogue and cooperation'. He will discuss the protection efforts of the UN Secretary-General, the UN Human Rights Council and its investigators, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.