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UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT CHRISTOF HEYNS: JOINT STATEMENT ON SYRIA BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS

Statement delivered on behalf of all Special Procedures mandate-holders of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Nineteenth Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, Geneva, 1 June 2012





UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT CHRISTOF HEYNS ON PROTECTING THE LIVES OF JOURNALISTS

Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution on extrajudicial and summary executions calls for the protection of journalists, particularly local journalists, noting that they are entry point to information and that they play a role in the entire human rights project
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UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT CHRISTOF HEYNS ON THE USE OF LETHAL FORCE DURING DEMONSTRATIONS

Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution discusses the use of lethal force during demonstrations. Read the report (PDF)
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UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT CHRISTOF HEYNS ON SRI LANKA VIDEO FOOTAGE

The UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heynes, reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council on video footage which allegedly documents members of the Sri Lanka army committing extrajudicial executions.
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VIDEO FOOTAGE WHICH ALLEGEDLY DOCUMENTS MEMBERS OF THE SRI LANKAN ARMY COMMITTING EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS

This video was the subject of a report by the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 30 May 2011. The report on the technical assessment to establish the authenticity of this video footage starts at page 423 of the document entitled "Addendum - Communications to and from Governments" (A/HRC/17/28/Add.1).


WARNING: This video contains graphic material which may be disturbing to viewers

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