Christof Heyns

Christof Heyns is the UN Special Rapporteur on Disappearances, as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria and the former Director of the Centre for Human Rights. Mr. Heyns teaches on a regular basis in the human rights programmes at Oxford and at the American University Washington College of Law. He has served as a consultant of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Organization of African Unity/African Union and the South African Human Rights Commission. Mr. Heyns is the founding editor of the African Human Rights Law Reports and founding co-editor of the African Human Rights Law Journal. He serves on editorial boards of international journals based in the UK, The Netherlands, Uganda, Brazil and Costa Rica. His academic degrees include PhD (University of the Witwatersrand); LLM (Yale Law School), MA in Philosophy, LLB (University of Pretoria). He was awardeda Fulbright and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship as well as the University of Pretoria’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching