Ravindran is an Indian lawyer and human rights activist. He has worked as Legal Officer for Asia for the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. He has worked as Director of Human Rights Division with the UN missions in East Timor, Libya and the Sudan. He has also worked in Cambodia and Uganda with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ravindran was instrumental in setting up of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia). He was the Secretary of the UN International Inquiry Commission on East Timor.