Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions on the Right to Life During Law Enforcement

Published: April 2014

This report to the Human Rights Council by Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, discusses the protection of the right to life during law enforcement and makes the case for the need for a concerted effort to bring domestic laws on the use of (especially lethal) force by the police in line with the international standards.

The report (A/HRC/26/36) suggests that the Human Rights Council articulate the basic outline of the legal framework for the use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones and calls on the Council to remain engaged with the matter of autonomous weapons systems.