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Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Introduction



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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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (saving lives is not a crime) A/73/314

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (unlawful death of refugees and migrants)
A/72/335

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (Gender-sensitive approach to arbitrary killings) A/HRC/35/23

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 (E – advance unedited version) (S – unofficial translation)

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

Videos

Presentation of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the 72nd session of the General Assembly

Presentation of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]

Presentation of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the 71st session of the General Assembly

Presentation of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council [part 1] [part 2]

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Highlights

Statement delivered by the Special Rapporteur on the occasion of the conference “The Real Score: A National conference on Upholding Life, Dignity and Justice”, held in Manila, Philippines, on 6 December 2018

Comments Regarding the Persecutory Grounds in the Draft Crimes Against Humanity Convention

Comments Regarding the Definition of Gender in the Draft Crimes Against Humanity Convention

Call for submissions on official visit to Mozambique (dates pending confirmation)

Call for input to the next thematic report to the HRC

Call for submissions on official visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (dates pending confirmation)

20 November 2018 - Joint letter to the United Nations Secretary-General calling for an international investigation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Brazil: Information note on regional court’s decision on Herzog case in English and Portuguese

Keynote speech by Agnes Callamard at the "Policy Forum on Drug Issues, Different Perspectives" (5 to 6 May 2017)

Briefing note on the status of the visit request to the Philippines and the working methods for fact-finding visits

Statement by Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, at the 71st session of the General Assembly (21 October 2016)

Statement by the Special Rapporteur at the "Launch of the Parliamentary Fact Sheet on the Death Penalty and Terrorism-related Offences" (20 October 2016)

Joint open letter of the Rapporteur and other experts with occasion of UNGA Special session on world drug problem (15 April 2016)

The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones in Armed Conflict or Counter-Terrorism Operations

Comments by the Special Rapporteur at the Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons - Convention on Conventional Weapons
(14 April 2016)

Feature stories

Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability
20 October 2014


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Special Rapporteur

Ms. Agnes Callamard
(France),
since 1st August 2016
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Former Special Rapporteurs

Mr. Christof Heyns
(South Africa),
August 2010 - July 2016 (Photos)

Mr. Philip Alston
(Australia),
August 2004 – July 2010

Ms. Asma Jahangir
(Pakistan),
1998-July 2004

Mr. Bacre Waly Ndiaye
(Senegal),
1992-1998

Mr. S. Amos Wako
(Kenya),
1982-1992