Christof Heyns

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Christof Heyns
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Christof Heyns, June 2015
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
In office
2010-16
Preceded by Philip Alston
Succeeded by Agnès Callamard
Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
In office
2017-
Personal details
Nationality South African
Residence Pretoria, South Africa
Alma mater

Christof Heyns is a Professor of Human Rights Law, Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 2010-16.[1] Christof Heyns is visiting professor at American University Washington College of Law's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (2006-2012).

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Heyns holds the degrees MA LLB from the University of Pretoria, an LLM from Yale Law School and PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law of the American University and since 2005 a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College at Oxford University.[2]

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  1. ^ http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=16621&subid=16621&ipklookid=10 Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Retrieved June 27, 2011
  2. ^ http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=16621&subid=16621&ipklookid=10 Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Retrieved June 27, 2011
  3. ^ http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=16621&subid=16621&ipklookid=10 Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Retrieved June 27, 2011
  4. ^ http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=16621&subid=16621&ipklookid=10 Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Retrieved June 27, 2011