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Professor Chaloka Beyani

Associate Professor of International Law in the Law Department

Chaloka Beyani is an Associate Professor of International Law in the Law Department, a member of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Chair of its Advisory Board, and a member of the Centre for Climate Change at LSE. He is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

He is Visiting Professor of International Law at the University of Toronto and Santa Clara University and is a recognized international and United Nations expert on internally displaced persons, population transfers, mercenaries and private military companies, sexual and reproductive health, the human rights based approach to development, climate change, making treaties, and making constitutions.

He has served as a legal adviser and expert to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and United Nations Development Fund for Women, the European Union, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the African Union.

Chaloka has served as an expert to the African Union on the issue of universal jurisdiction and was a member of the joint African Union and European Union ad hoc Expert Group on Universal Jurisdiction. He is currently a member of the UK Foreign Secretary's Advisory Group on Human Rights. He was a member of the official Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review of the Republic of Kenya