Breakthroughs in Protection of the Vulnerable: Indigenous Peoples

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


Under van Boven’s tenure and leadership, one of the great chapters in the UN’s capacity to serve the most marginalized parts of humanity materialised through his policies and initiatives that led to the development of mechanisms and procedures for the inclusion of indigenous peoples in the international system of nation-states. He served valiantly to improve also the economic, social and political conditions of minorities, women and other marginalized groups.


Indigenous peoples rights Minority rights Working Group on Indigenous Issues Slavery and slave like conditions Women’s rights 


  1. Coomans F, et al, (Eds.) (2000) Rendering Justice to the Vulnerable: Liber Amicorum in Honour of Theo van Boven.Google Scholar
  2. van Boven, TC (1982) People Matter. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1982. (Edited by Hans Thoolen)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
    • 1
  1. 1.Airlie MountAlythUK

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