• Bertrand Ramcharan
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


The aim of this book has been to outline the principal policy initiatives of Theo van Boven during his 5-year tenure as Director of the UN Division of Human Rights, and we have kept to substantive issues while mostly staying away from personnel ones. Some friends who have read the manuscript have urged me to say something about the circumstances surrounding the departure of van Boven from the UN Secretariat since I was a close witness of these events. I should therefore like to record the following:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
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  1. 1.Airlie MountAlythUK

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