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About Christof Heyns

Christof Heyns is Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria, Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (2010–2016).

Articles by Christof Heyns

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How should states manage assemblies in the new age of protest?

With a sharp increase in protest around the world over the past decade, international and domestic standards for state protection and management of assemblies must be pursued.

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