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A panel discussion organised by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa and the Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2011
Time: 13:30 to 15:00
Venue: Moot Court, Law Building

When United States forces killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions and Counterterrorism, Christof Heyns and Martin Scheinin, issued a statement asking the US government to provide clarity on the facts to allow an assessment of the legality of the operation (available at: http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=10987&LangID=E).

US State Department Legal Advisor, Harold Koh, subsequently commented on the legality of the killing (available at:
http://opiniojuris.org/2011/05/19/the-lawfulness-of-the-us-operation-against-osama-bin-laden/).

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on the topic by:
Prof Christof Heyns, Prof Johan van der Vyver and Mr Gus Waschefort and LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation) students Mr Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo, Mr Amar Mehadew and Ms Ella Scheepers.