Peace and justice : human rights fact-finding in raging conflicts
Doing peace the rights way : essays in international law and relations in honour of Louise Arbour
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2019
This chapter narrates the story of fact-finding, largely within the UN human rights context. After discussing the approaches and types of fact-finding, it examines some challenges that face fact-finding in the human rights field. The specific role of Louise Arbour is situated in this story, particularly the strategies she developed to address some of the dilemmas that were faced. Issues pertaining to legal regimes and the differences between human rights investigations and criminal investigations, such as standards of proof, witness protection and follow up, are highlighted.
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