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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International (Humanitarian) Fact-Finding Commission

Heike Spieker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 July 2020

Military matters — Armed conflict — Geneva Conventions 1949 — International co-operation — Good offices

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International (Humanitarian) Fact-Finding Commission (‘IHFFC’; ‘Commission’) is a treaty body of the Geneva Conventions Additional Protocol I (1977) (‘AP I’). Enshrined in Art. 90 AP I, the IHFFC is a specific control mechanism of Additional Protocol I, a system within protocol I, and within the broader context of the idea of reporting and enquiry procedures in international humanitarian law (Humanitarian Law, International). Its overall objective is to improve compliance with international humanitarian law during armed conflicts. This is indicated by the...
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