Siracusa Guidelines For International Regional And National Fact Finding Bodies
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📒Siracusa Guidelines For International Regional And National Fact Finding Bodies ✍ M. Cherif Bassiouni
✏Siracusa Guidelines for International Regional and National Fact finding Bodies Book Summary : "The Siracusa Guidelines have appeared at an important and opportune moment. Those keen to promote accountability in conflicts around the world are increasingly relying on fact finding bodies to provide necessary documentation which will ensure that those responsible for human rights abuses are brought to justice. The 'Guidelines', developed from inputs by more than 80 experts, provide a thorough and welcome framework to ensure clarity and consistency throughout the processes of creating, investigating, reporting and follow-up for these various bodies." -- Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner, Syria UN CoI; Former High Commissioner, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East *** "The Siracusa Guidelines for fact-finding bodies derive from a wealth of combined knowledge and experience in the field. They address in a comprehensive and integrated way many essential issues which have often been inadequately dealt with or ignored. The application of the guidelines will not only improve the conduct and effectiveness of such missions but also enhance their legitimacy." -- Philippe Kirsch, Former President, International Criminal Court; Former Ambassador and Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Canada *** "Fact-Finding Bodies are an essential component of international, regional and national investigative processes. It is of paramount concern that they work to high and common standards. The obvious expertise and solid work of the Siracusa Committee has produced a draft of high quality, and of great practical application." -- Howard Morrison, Judge, International Criminal Court; Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia *** "These Guidelines are indispensable to those engaged in fact-finding and will contribute immensely to the process of international criminal justice." -- Hassan B. Jallow, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals *** "These guidelines are an essential resource for anybody working on issues connected with international investigation commissions in the future." -- Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia *** "Hindsight, Insight and Foresight....These Guidelines provide a wealth of wisdom for discussion and reflection." -- Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law, Bangkok U.; international human rights expert
📒The Transformation Of Human Rights Fact Finding ✍ Sarah Knuckey
✏The Transformation of Human Rights Fact Finding Book Summary : Fact-finding is at the heart of human rights advocacy, and is often at the center of international controversies about alleged government abuses. In recent years, human rights fact-finding has greatly proliferated and become more sophisticated and complex, while also being subjected to stronger scrutiny from governments. Nevertheless, despite the prominence of fact-finding, it remains strikingly under-studied and under-theorized. Too little has been done to bring forth the assumptions, methodologies, and techniques of this rapidly developing field, or to open human rights fact-finding to critical and constructive scrutiny. The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of fact-finding with rigorous and critical analysis of the field of practice, while providing a range of accounts of what actually happens. It deepens the study and practice of human rights investigations, and fosters fact-finding as a discretely studied topic, while mapping crucial transformations in the field. The contributions to this book are the result of a major international conference organized by New York University Law School's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Engaging the expertise and experience of the editors and contributing authors, it offers a broad approach encompassing contemporary issues and analysis across the human rights spectrum in law, international relations, and critical theory. This book addresses the major areas of human rights fact-finding such as victim and witness issues; fact-finding for advocacy, enforcement, and litigation; the role of interdisciplinary expertise and methodologies; crowd sourcing, social media, and big data; and international guidelines for fact-finding.
📒Hpcr Practitioner S Handbook On Monitoring Reporting And Fact Finding ✍ Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
✏HPCR Practitioner s Handbook on Monitoring Reporting and Fact Finding Book Summary : This book offers a portrait of the practice of monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding in the domain of human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. By analyzing the experiences of fifteen missions implemented over the course of the past decade, the book illuminates the key issues that these missions face and offers a roadmap for practitioners working on future missions. This book is the result of a five-year research study led by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University, Massachusetts. Based on extensive interviews conducted with fact-finding practitioners, this book consists of two parts. Part I offers a handbook that details methodological considerations for the design and implementation of fact-finding missions and commissions of inquiry. Part II - which consists of chapters written by scholars and practitioners - presents a more in-depth, scholarly examination of past fact-finding practices.
📒Historical Origins Of International Criminal Law ✍ Morten Bergsmo
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📒Commissions Of Inquiry ✍ Christian Henderson
✏Commissions of Inquiry Book Summary : This timely and pertinent collection looks at the variety of questions involved in the operation of Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs). Traditionally existing as pure fact-finding bodies, in recent times the function of CoIs has arguably shifted and broadened so as to provide a form of legal adjudication. This shift in their application merits scrutiny and this edited collection of essays addresses institutional and procedural aspects of CoIs, as well as issues in regards to the application and interpretation of the substantative law applied to them. Essay topics include the relationship of CoIs with, and impact upon, traditional forms of adjudication, the influences of international law upon the work of CoIs, through to issues of procedural fairness. Drawing upon the expertise of scholars working within in the field, it offers an insightful and critical analysis of CoIs.