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HPCR Practitioner's Handbook on Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding: Investigating International Law Violations

Edited by:  Rob Grace, Claude Bruderlein

ISBN13: 9781107164475
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00



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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.

Subjects:
Public International Law, International Criminal Law
Contents:
Preface Philippe Kirsch
Introduction Claude Bruderlein

Part I. HPCR Advanced Practitioner's Handbook on Commissions of Inquiry
Section 1. Mandate Interpretation
Section 2. Establishing Facts and Applying the Law
Section 3. Protection of Witnesses and Victims
Section 4. Public Communication
Section 5. Report Drafting

Part II. Selected Writings on Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding:
1. On the hybrid nature of monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding missions Rob Grace
2. Selecting and applying legal lenses in fact-finding work Theo Boutruche
3. Finding the facts: standards of proof and information handling in monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding missions Stephen Wilkinson
4. Protecting witnesses, victims, and staff: sources and implications of professional responsibilities Cynthia Petrigh
5. Professional dilemmas in public communication and report drafting Luc Cote and Rob Grace
6. An analysis of the impact of commissions of inquiry Rob Grace

Appendix A. HPCR group of professionals on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding
Appendix B. Selected missions.