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Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Introduction



(Agnes Callamard)

The Commission on Human Rights, in its resolution 1992/72, renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and widened the title of the mandate to include "extrajudicial" as well as "summary or arbitrary" executions. This change indicates that the members of the Commission have adopted a broader approach to the mandate on executions to include all violations of the right to life as guaranteed by a large number of international human rights instruments.

In its latest resolution 35/15 on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions of 22 June 2017, the Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for another three years.

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur covers all countries, irrespective of whether a State has ratified relevant international Conventions.

For more information about the mandate, including its methods of work, see: overview of the mandate.

Latest reports

Investigation into the unlawful death of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi A/HRC/41/36

Saving lives is not a crime: report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions A/73/314

Armed non-State actors: the protection of the right to life: report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions A/HRC/38/44 Advance Unedited Version

Latest country visits

Country visit of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to El Salvador, 25 January to 5 February 2018.  Report: A/HRC/38/44/Add.2


Country visit of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to Iraq, 14 to 23 November 2017. Report: A/HRC/38/44/Add.1

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