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The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: A Critical Analysis


Kevin Jon Heller


SOAS, University of London

2012

Jens Meierhenrich (ed.), International Commissions: The Role of Commissions of Inquiry in the Investigation of International Crimes, 2013 Forthcoming

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This chapter provides a critical assessment of the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya, established by the United Nations Human Rights Council in February 2011 to investigate violations of international law committed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The chapter is divided into four sections. Section I provides a brief summary of the Commission’s creation, investigation, and findings. Section II assesses whether the Commission’s mandate and methods satisfied international standards of independence and impartiality. Section III raises a number of questions about the legal framework the Commission applied. Finally, Section IV asks whether, in light of the facts it found and the law that it applied, the Commission’s legal conclusions withstand analysis.

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Keywords: ICL, international criminal law, human rights, fact-finding, commissions of inquiry, Libya, international criminal court

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Date posted: August 5, 2012 ; Last revised: August 23, 2012

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Heller, Kevin Jon, The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: A Critical Analysis (2012). Jens Meierhenrich (ed.), International Commissions: The Role of Commissions of Inquiry in the Investigation of International Crimes, 2013 Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2123782

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