Dr. Chaloka Beyani, D.Phil (Oxford); LL.M and LLB (University of Zambia, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons).
Dr. Chaloka Beyani is a Zambian national and professor of International Law at the London School of Economics. Dr. Beyani has worked and published extensively in the fields of human rights, and international criminal and humanitarian law, as well as on issues relating to humanitarian assistance and population displacements, including internal displacement.
Dr. Beyani has also acted as an advisor to a number of UN agencies and other international and regional organisations. In particular, he drafted and participated in the negotiation of a number of important international instruments including the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, and the African Union Convention on Internally Displaced Persons. Dr. Beyani was appointed as Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons by the Human Rights Council in September 2010 and commenced his functions on 1 November 2010.
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Dr. Chaloka Beyani
Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
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