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Commissions of Inquiry: Problems and prospects

Commissions of Inquiry: Problems and prospects

By Christian Henderson

This timely and pertinent collection looks at the variety of questions involved in the operation of Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs). Traditionally existing as pure fact-finding bodies, in recent times the function of CoIs has arguably shifted and broadened so as to provide a form of legal adjudication. 

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    This timely and pertinent collection looks at the variety of questions involved in the operation of Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs).

    Traditionally existing as pure fact-finding bodies, in recent times the function of CoIs has arguably shifted and broadened so as to provide a form of legal adjudication.

    This shift in their application merits scrutiny and this edited collection of essays addresses institutional and procedural aspects of CoIs, as well as issues in regards to the application and interpretation of the substantative law applied to them.

    Essay topics include the relationship of CoIs with, and impact upon, traditional forms of adjudication, the influences of international law upon the work of CoIs, through to issues of procedural fairness.

    Drawing upon the expertise of scholars working within in the field, it offers an insightful and critical analysis of CoIs.

  • About the author

    Christian Henderson is Professor of International Law at the University of Sussex.

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    ISBN: 9781782258766

    Published: 2017

    Format: Hardcover

  • Table of contents

    Section 1: The Diversity of Contemporary Commissions of Inquiry

    1. A Functional Typology of Commissions of Inquiry 
    Patrick Butchard and Christian Henderson

    2. Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony: The Politics of Establishing United Nations Commissions of Inquiry 
    Michelle Farrell and Ben Murphy

    3. Lessons From Two Regional Missions: Fact-finding in Georgia and South Sudan 
    Rob Grace

    4. Domestic Commissions of Inquiry and International Law: The Importance of Normative Authority 
    Stephen Samuel and James A Green

    Section 2: Commissions of Inquiry and International Courts and Tribunals

    5. Commissions of Inquiry and Traditional Mechanisms of Dispute Settlement 
    Alexander Orakhelashvili

    6. Commissions of Inquiry: Courting International Criminal Courts and Tribunals 
    Christine Schwöbel-Patel

    7. The Impact of International Commissions of Inquiry on the Proceedings before the International Criminal Court 
    Triestino Mariniello

    Section 3: Issues in the Substantive Engagement of Commissions of Inquiries with International Law

    8. The Interplay between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law in the Practice of Commissions of Inquiry 
    Marco Odello

    9. Laying the Foundations: Commissions of Inquiry and the Development of International Law 
    Shane Darcy

    10. Quo Vadis? Commissions of Inquiry and their Implications for the Coherence of International Law 
    Russell Buchan

    Section 4: Procedural Questions and Working Methods 

    11. Selectivity and Choices in Human Rights Fact-finding: Reconciling Subjectivity with Objectivity? 
    Théo Boutruche

    12. Commissions of Inquiry and Procedural Fairness 
    Alison Bisset

    13. A Visible College: The Community of Fact-finding Practice
    Corinne Heaven

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