Overview of the mandate since 2010

Appointment of mandate holder Christof Heyns : August 2010 – July 2016

Mandate renewed by A/HRC/RES/26/12

Summary of treaty provisions concerning the right to life


Click here to view the letters written by the mandate to States


“The long term human rights implications of targeted killings” Vol. 54 Harvard International Law Journal (2013) 101- 114 (with Sarah Knuckey, NYU)


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