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Author Steinberg, Gerald M.
Title Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2012.

Subject Human rights -- Evaluation.
Non-governmental organizations.
Alt Name Herzberg, Anne.
Berman, Jordan.
Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding; Copyright; Contents; About the Authors; About NGO Monitor; Acknowledgements; I Introduction; II The Need for Standardized Fact-Finding Methodology; III Guidelines for NGOs; IV Fact-Finding Case Studies; A) Documenting Violations of International Humanitarian Law in Kosovo (1999) -- The International Crisis Group; B) The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (2008); C) Democratic Republic of Congo Mapping Exercise (1993-2003) -- UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
D) The Work of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch: Evidence from Colombia (1988-2004) -- Conflict Analysis Resource Center/University of LondonE) Human Rights Watch and the Lebanon War (2006); V Analysis and Conclusions; Appendices; Proclamation of Teheran, Final Act of the International Conference on Human Rights (1968); UN General Assembly Resolution 35/176 (1980); Belgrade Minimal Rules (1980); UN General Assembly Resolution 46/59 (1991); Rules of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (1992).
Guidelines for the Conduct of UN Inquiries into Allegations of Massacres (1995)Methods of Work of the Special Rapporteur on Torture (2001); International Non-Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter (2006); Code of Conduct for Special Procedures Mandate-Holders of the Human Rights Council (2007); The Lund-London Guidelines (2009); Human Rights Fact-Finding: Some Legal and Ethical Dilemmas (May 2010) -- Geoffrey Robertson, Keynote address at the launch of the Lund-London Guidelines (International Bar Association Human Rights Institute); Bibliography; Index.
Summary This work outlines available resources and proposed standards for international NGO fact-finding missions. Chapter One presents an introduction to the issue of NGO fact-finding. Chapter Two discusses the problems caused by the lack of any generally-accepted guidelines for NGO fact-finding, in contrast with contexts where NGOs have achieved consensus. Chapter Three surveys proposed guidelines for human rights and humanitarian NGOs. In addition, this section examines United Nations fact-finding standards, as well as examples of internal fact-finding standards for major NGOs. Chapter Four analyz.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004218123 (electronic bk.)
9004218122 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 782879955
Additional Format Print version: Steinberg, Gerald M. Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding. Leiden : BRILL, 2012 9789004218116