Christof Heyns is professor of human rights law at the University of Pretoria He also teaches at Oxford University and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
He is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, where he serves as rapporteur for General Comment 37 on the right of peaceful assembly. He is also a member of the Working Group on Death Penalty, Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Heyns was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 2010 – 2016. During 2016, he chaired the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi.
Articles by this author:
Interview with Christof Heyns: Major New UN Comment on Right of Peaceful Assembly
by Christof Heyns and Elizabeth Andersen
Jul 29th, 2020
Less Lethal than Firearms, But Only if Used Appropriately
by Stuart Casey-Maslen, Christof Heyns and Thomas Probert
Jul 2nd, 2020
United Nations Sets Standards on Peaceful Assemblies and the Use of Less Lethal Weapons
Jan 29th, 2020
Human Rights, Deprivation of Life and National Security: Q&A with Christof Heyns and Yuval Shany on General Comment 36
by Ryan Goodman, Christof Heyns and Yuval Shany
Feb 4th, 2019
Restating the Law on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death: The 2016 Minnesota Protocol
May 24th, 2017