UN Special Rapporteur:

UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions, Agnes Callamard in her latest tweets released on Friday referred to the assassination of the Iranian distinguished nuclear scientist, categorizing it as an extraterritorial targeted killing, and violation of international human rights.

Iran PressAmerica: Referring to "Murder of #MohsenFakhrizadeh, #Iran's top nuclear scientist", Callamard stressed that many questions still as to the circumstances of his killing. No State or non-State actors have yet claimed responsibility."

Murder of #MohsenFakhrizadeh, #Iran's top nuclear scientist: many questions still as to the circumstances of his killing. No State or non-State actors have yet claimed responsibility. But to recall:

— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) November 27, 2020

However; she went on to recall that an extraterritorial targeted killing, outside an armed conflict, is a violation of international human rights law prohibiting the arbitrary deprivation of life and a violation of the UN Charter prohibiting the use of force extraterritorially in times of peace.

An extraterritorial targeted killing, outside an armed conflict, is a violation of international human rights law prohibiting the arbitrary deprivation of life and a violation of the UN Charter prohibiting the use of force extraterritorially in times of peace.

— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) November 27, 2020

"International human rights obligations apply to the conduct of a State outside its territory as confirmed by the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights Committee, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, States have engaged in acts of aggression resulting in deprivation of life violate ipso facto their treaty obligations," she said.

International human rights obligations apply to the conduct of a State outside its territory as confirmed by the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights Committee, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the European Court of Human Rights have

— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) November 27, 2020

"States that fail to take reasonable measures to settle their int'l disputes by peaceful mean fail to comply with their positive obligation to ensure the right to life," Callamard noted.

State engaged in acts of aggression resulting in deprivation of life violate ipso facto their treaty obligations. States that fail to take reasonable measures to settle their int'l disputes by peaceful mean fail to comply with their positive obligation to ensure the right to life

— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) November 27, 2020

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Research and Innovation Organisation Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, was martyred in a terrorist attack on the outskirts of Tehran on Friday evening.

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