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UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Prof Christof Heyns, conducts two-week mission to India during March 2012

By Erika de Wet

Posted on 09 April 2012



Prof Christof Heyns, Co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, conducted a two-week mission to India during March 2012, in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.

At the end of his visit, in the report Prof Heyns submitted to the Indian government, he made 12 recommendations to enhance the protection of the right to life in India, including the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

 

For the full report, see
http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12029&LangID=E

 

For television coverage of the press conference, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWRSCkeHLRg&feature=email

 

For reaction by the Indian Government, see
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3267774.ece#.T3hd73DcHXQ.email




Photo source:  http://www.risingkashmir.com/news/un-special-rapporteur-spells-out-kashmir-mandate-24237.aspx



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