Mr. Walter Kälin, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
Walter Kälin is professor emeritus for international and (Swiss) constitutional law, University of Bern/Switzerland. He is the former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and a former member of the UN Human Rights Committee. Presently, he serves as Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement and acts as special advisor to the UN Resident Coordinators in Ethiopia and Somalia on internal displacement. His recent publications include “Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome (OCHA, New York 2017).