States must comply with regulations when using force during protests – UN Expert


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30 May 2011

“Ways have to be found to curb the potential loss of life that can occur when peaceful protest turns violent, or excessive use of force is exerted by the authorities” said the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Christof Heyns. “The challenge is to ensure that steps are taken to avert situations where violence and attendant losses of life occur”

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