Watch documentary: Developing international standards to manage demonstrations

12 December 2020 by Prof Christof Heyns

In 2020, we watched Black Lives Matter protests unfold across the world as a reaction to police brutality in the USA.

Researchers at the Faculty of Law were instrumental in drafting the UN standards on the use of force by police.

In this documentary, Professor Christof Heyns and his team take us through what inspired them to lead the way and how less lethal force could be used by police.

 

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