Building upon the work of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions and in support of Prof Christof Heyns’ current work on the UN Human Rights Committee, the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) is collaborating with research institutions around the world (including at the University of Oxford) to collect national legislation on the use of force by the police and to produce a comprehensive commentary on the extent to which such laws conform with established international standards.