Robin Ramcharan

Robin RamcharanRobin Ramcharan is a Professor of International Relations who teaches at Webster University Thailand and Thammasat University. His areas of expertise include human rights, as well as traditional and non-traditional security in Southeast Asia. He is co-founder of the Asia Centre, a think tank in Bangkok, Thailand, that focuses on regional human rights mechanisms in the region. He has worked in international development cooperation with the Worldwide Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as with the World Economic Forum. He has taught in Canada, India, Switzerland, and Thailand, including at McGill University and the University of Toronto. Ramcharan was Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center for International Peace and Security Studies of McGill University and Université de Montréal. He obtained a Doctorate and a Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures (DES/MA) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, an MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University, Canada. He holds an LLM in International Law from the University of London. He was also trained in human rights in France and South Africa.

Publications

2017
The Universal Periodic Review Of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, co-edited with James Gomez (SIRD, Gerak Budhaya, Springer/Palgrave MacMillan, Asia Centre). Forthcoming, Summer 2017

2014
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
International Intellectual Property Law and Human Security. Springer.

“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.

“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 (Martinus Nijhoff)