The Art of Facts

A LEGAL BLOG about Fact-finding and Armed ConflicTS

June, 2015

IHL Norms on Precautions: To be handled with care!

With the CoI on the 2014 Gaza Conflict all over the news today, and the important part of its report dedicated to applying the IHL norms on precautions to facts, I thought some of you may be interested by an Expert Opinion I wrote, earlier this year, on the Meaning and Scope of Feasible Precautions […]

 

Report of the CoI on the 2014 Gaza Conflict: The challenging job of IHL fact-finding

I will not pretend to have read the full report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict published today, let alone to have conducted a thorough comparison with the findings of the UN Board of Inquiry or with Israel’s own analysis of its conduct during the conflict (but note that these […]

 

The use of information and communications technologies in fact-finding: A survey by the SR on SumEx

With the highly anticipated report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Gaza Conflict to be discussed at the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 29 June, and to be published most certainly next week, one may except a renewed debate over fact-finding methodologies. Of particular interest, the question in the background of the comments […]