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Introduction: Commissions of Inquiry as Human Rights Fact-Finding Tools

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2017

Philip Alston*
Affiliation:
New York University School of Law; United Nations

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Commissions of Inquiry into Armed Conflict, Breaches of the Laws of War, and Human Rights Abuses: Process, Standards, and Lessons Learned
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Copyright © American Society of International Law 2011

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References

1 Abeer Tayel & Sara Ghasemilee, Syria Insists it Needs No Help in Probe of Killings of Anti-Regime Protesters, Al Arabiya News, Apr. 26, 2011, http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/04/26/146839.html.

2 Human Rights Watch, “We’ve Never Seen Such Horror”: Crimes Against Humanity by Syrian Security Forces, June 2011, at 51, available at http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/syria0611webwcover.pdf.

3 Barak Ravid, Civilian Deaths in Shehadeh Hit Unintentional, Committee Says, Haaretz.com, Mar. 1, 2011, http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/civilian-deaths-in-shehadeh-hit-unintentional-committee-says-1.346338.

4 See Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/8/3 (May 2, 2008), paras. 12-58 (by Philip Alston).

5 Official Gov’t of Rwanda Comments on the Draft UN Mapping Report on the Drc (Sept. 30, 2010), available at http://rwandinfo.com/eng/official-govt-of-rwanda-comments-on-the-un-mapping-report-on-the-human-rights-vi-olations-in-dr-congo-1993-2003/.

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