Robin Ramcharan, LLM, Ph.D.

Dr. Ramcharan is the Executive Director at Asia Centre. He is Professor of International Relations in Bangkok, Thailand. His professional experience spans academia, international organizations and the private sector. He has worked in the cooperation for development sector for many years in an international organization, implementing capacity building programmes and undertaking training of human resources for the benefit of developing countries. He has taught and researched on international security, human security, human rights and democracy and intellectual property rights. He has lived in Europe, North America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and South America. He has lectured in Canada, India, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand. He holds a Ph.D and and M.A. (DES) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds an MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an LLM and an LLB from the University of London, and a B.A. Honours from Queen’s University in Canada.  He was Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center for International Peace and Security Studies of McGill University and the University of Montreal.

Current Projects:

Book on Business and Human Rights: Holding Governments Accountable in Asia Forthcoming (Palgrave Macmillan)

Book on National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Challenges of Protection

Forthcoming (Palgrave Macmillan)

Book on Rohingya Crisis: A Multi-dimensional Tragedy (international publisher)

Select Publications:

2018. Asia and the Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . co-authored. Palgrave Macmillan.

2017. Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia . Palgrave Macmillan. To order a copy:

2014. Special issue, “Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Current Southeast Asia ,No.3,co-edited with James Gomez, German Institute of Global and Area Studies

2013. “ASEAN’s Problematic Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: The New Media’s Role in Enhancing the Protection of Human Rights,” in Journal of International Studies (UUM, Malaysia ), Vol. 9, 2013.

2013. “Business, Intellectual Property and Human Rights,” chapter in International Business and Human Rights edited by Dr. Manoj Sinha, Sage.

2012. “The Protection Of Human Rights In Southeast Asia: Improving The Effectiveness Of Civil Society,” with James Gomez, in Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (2)

2010. “ASEAN’s Human Rights Commission: Policy Considerations for Enhancing its Capacity to Protect Human Rights, UCL Human Rights Review , December.

2005. “The ASEAN Regional Forum,” in Conflict Prevention in Practice, edited by B.G. Ramcharan, Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff

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