Table of Contents

War Crimes and the Conduct of Hostilities

War Crimes and the Conduct of Hostilities

Challenges to Adjudication and Investigation

Edited by Fausto Pocar, Marco Pedrazzi and Micaela Frulli

Most charges for war crimes are brought for violations of the rules on the treatment of protected persons in armed conflict situations. However in certain cases, they are brought for serious breach of international humanitarian law rules governing the conduct of hostilities. This book seeks to address this somewhat neglected area of international criminal law.

Chapter 19: UN fact-finding commissions and the prosecution of war crimes: An evolution towards justice-oriented missions?

Micaela Frulli

Subjects: law - academic, human rights, public international law, terrorism and security law


The assortment of fact-finding organs and missions created within the framework of intergovernmental organizations is vast and multifaceted. Some of these missions are established on the basis of previously existing rules but most of them are created ad hoc. The establishment, methodology, mandate and goals of a fact-finding mission depend on many different factors: the organization or body that creates it; the powers conferred on it; the attitude of the State where the mission will be deployed; and the degree of the international community’s political support for the investigating effort.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information