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Human Rights Fact Finding Missions Seminar

1st June 2009

What is this event about?

This seminar will examine various issues surrounding fact-finding missions in the human rights context. Topics to be covered include: the circumstances in which fact-finding missions are used; establishing and staffing a mission; practical questions such as the use of interpreters, security arrangements and the relationship with the host government; interviewing vulnerable witnesses; obstacles to the mission; and the contents of ,and possible uses for, the final report. The seminar will also launch a set of guidelines on human rights fact-finding and report writing produced by the International Bar Association and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ruth Eldon at, with full details of your affiliations.

Please click here for a copy of the programme.

Organised jointly by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, the International Bar Association and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Sponsored by The Söderberg Foundations (Torsten och Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelser)

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