Call for input on the state of knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (the Minnesota Protocol)
Deadline 25 February
The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions is calling for inputs to inform his forthcoming report on the state of medico-legal death investigation systems around the world. The report will make special reference to the knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (the Minnesota Protocol), which was fully revised and updated in 2016.
The Minnesota Protocol outlines the applicable international legal framework and offers practical guidance for practitioners when investigating unlawful deaths, in conformity with required international standards, including the United Nations Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions. It can also guide the monitoring of investigations. As such, the Protocol may be relevant to NHRI’s in several ways, for example, when monitoring and making representations to state authorities on the conduct of specific investigations into unlawful deaths or on their capacity to conduct such investigations more generally.
Should there be an interest from your institution to develop or expand your knowledge of the Minnesota Protocol, the Special Rapporteur would be happy to discuss possibilities for tailored capacity building and technical assistance. In case of interest, please indicate this in the email sharing your response to the call for inputs.
You can submit your inputs following the instructions provided here: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Executions/Pages/cfi-minnesota-protocol.aspx
The deadline for inputs will be extended to 25 February 2022.