Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding: Does the Human Rights Council Report on Human Rights in North Korea Provide a Template for the Sri Lankan Investigation?

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Chris Jenks

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: April 28, 2014

Abstract

2014 has already heralded two significant developments related to monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding (MRF) mechanisms for collecting information on alleged international law violations. First, the Human Rights Council (HRC) published their “Report of the detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” in February. This report may provide a roadmap for the second important development, the HRC’s decision in March to investigate alleged international law violations during the final phase of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. More broadly, both these efforts offer lessons for any group or body participating in MRF activities.

Keywords: monitoring, fact finding, reporting, human rights, North Korea, Sri Lanka, investigation, United Nations, UN, human rights council, HRC, inquiry, rapporteur

Suggested Citation

Jenks, Chris, Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding: Does the Human Rights Council Report on Human Rights in North Korea Provide a Template for the Sri Lankan Investigation? (April 28, 2014). PHAP Thematic Notes, 2014; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 154. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2546381

Chris Jenks (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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