Christof Heyns and Thomas Probert


Christof Heyns is the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. He is a Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria. Thomas Probert is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and a Research Associate at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge.

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Securing the Right to Life: A cornerstone of the human rights system

The right to life has been described as the 'supreme' or 'foundational' right. Efforts to ensure other rights can be of little consequence if the right to life is not protected. In the broadest sense, the prohibition of the use of force except under narrowly defined circumstances, both in armed conflict and interpersonally, reflects a pre-occupation…

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