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Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Summarised Curriculum Vitae: Christof Heyns

Christof Heyns (MA LLB University of Pretoria; LLM Yale Law School; and PhD University of the Witwatersrand) is Professor of Human Rights Law and Co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria. In August 2010 he was appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

He is a former Director of the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, as well as former Dean of that faculty.

Contact: pumeza.matwa@up.ac.za

For more information on the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions visit: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/executions/index.htm