Assessing the Goldstone Report (United Nations Report on the Gaza Conflict) (Essay)
Global Governance, 2010, April-June, 16, 2
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ANY ATTEMPT at evaluating the quality of a product should be clear about the criteria being applied. Regrettably, the United Nations has not provided comprehensive criteria for the guidance of fact-finding missions to be carried out under its auspices. The Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly have adopted the sparest of pointers (1) while the Human Rights Council has adopted a code for its Special Procedures that includes limited provisions with respect to fact-finding visits. (2) Better guidance is available from the International Law Association (ILA). At its fifty-ninth (biennial) conference, held in Belgrade in 1980, it adopted the Belgrade Minimal Rules of Procedure for International Human Rights Fact-finding Missions (hereinafter the Belgrade Rules). (3) There are twenty-five rules, several of which will be referred to in what follows because they represent a distillation of the thinking about fairness and legitimacy in human rights fact-finding of a geographically representative range of distinguished international legal opinion.
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- Category: Politics & Current Affairs
- Published: 01 April 2010
- Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
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- Language: English