The Art of Facts

A LEGAL BLOG about Fact-finding and Armed ConflicTS

September, 2013

The power of inferences in Syria: HRW “reading between the lines” and “connecting the dots”

As expected the UN Report on chemical weapons in Syria suggests much more than its actual findings on the use of such weapons. The Human Rights Watch’s analysis of the UN Report technical annexes is quite telling. According to HRW the detailed evidence as a whole points at the responsibility of the Syrian governmental armed […]


UN Report on chemical weapons in Syria: The facts, nothing but the facts…?

The Report on the alleged use of chemical weapons on 21 August 2013 in Syria was released on 16 September through a Note of the UN Secretary-General (UNSG). The inquiry was carried out by the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic, established by the UNSG. […]


The Golden Age of Human Rights Fact-Finding?

If you are reading these lines you may still be puzzled by one single thought… “This is just another blog among so many…” Well that’s good because this is precisely this type of thinking that made me embark into this project of a new blog. Fact-finding about allegations of abuses in times of war is […]