Bertrand Ramcharan

Bertrand Ramcharan is Visiting Professor of International Law at Lund University, Sweden. He has held various positions at the United Nations, including Acting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2003-2004.

International organizations still have to operate within their mandates and are under the sway of powerful states or voting majorities. And yet, there is room for structural change in the content and procedures of international law of the future, which must become an international law of security and protection with the United Nations indispensably in the forefront.