'Finding the Facts' Standards of Proof and Information Handling in Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-Finding Missions
54 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last revised: 11 Mar 2014
Date Written: February 1, 2014
This paper sets out various dilemmas faced by practitioners undertaking fact-finding missions, based on a desk analysis and extensive interviews with expert practitioners. The paper addresses the challenges, both practical and theoretical, related to standards of proof and information collection and suggests policy options that might be pursued moving forward.
Keywords: Fact finding, commissions of inquiry, methodology, standards, international humanitarian law, international criminal law
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