It is with great sadness that the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) mourns the sudden demise of the eminent human rights lawyer, scholar, human rights defender, practitioner and our friend Professor Christof Heyns. Professor Heyns had worked closely with ICDP in his role as United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 2010 to 2016 and was very generous with his kind and inspirational advice, reflecting his deep belief, commitment and wisdom in deepening abolition of the death penalty, and his important reports as Rapporteur.
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