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Economic Interests and Internal Displacement - An Uneasy Relationship Print
Brown Bag Seminar, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Walter Kälin, University of Bern, Faculty of Law
16 February 2009, 12.15 - 13.45 Auditorium Anna Nussbaum, WTI, Berne, Switzerland

Biography of the speaker

Mr. Walter Kälin is a Swiss legal scholar and professor of constitutional and international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern. Mr. Kälin has been closely concerned with issues of IDPs for over a decade, having served as chair of the committee of legal experts that developed the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and having authored numerous books on the subject, including the Annotations to the Guiding Principles (American Society of International Law, Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement, 2nd ed 2008).

In addition to his responsibilities as Representative, Mr. Kälin was also a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2003 - 2008). From 1991-1992, Kälin served as the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Kuwait under Iraqi Occupation.




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