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International Commissions of Inquiry, Fact-finding Missions: Chronological list

Present-1963

Year Commissions/Missions Mandate
2018 International Team of Experts on the Kasai region (Democratic Republic of the Congo). OHCHR press-release (29 Nov. 2018) Mandate, report(s)
2018 United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. OHCHR press-release (25 July 2018) Mandate, report(s)
2017 Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. OHCHR press-release on the appointment of the Eminent Experts (4 Dec 2017) Mandate, report(s)
2017 Team of international experts on the situation in Kasai (Democratic Republic of the Congo). OHCHR press-release (26 July 2017) Mandate, report(s)
2017 Independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar Mandate, report(s)
2017 OHCHR mission to Bangladesh to interview Rohingyas who had entered Bangladesh from northern Rakhine State (Myanmar) in the aftermath of the 9 October 2016 attacks Mandate, report(s)
2016 International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011. OHCHR press-release (27 Feb. 2017) Mandate, report(s)
2016 Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Burundi (OHCHR website) Mandate, report(s)
2016 United Nations Commission on Human Rights  in South Sudan. OHCHR press-release (22 July 2016) (OHCHR website) Mandate, report(s)
2015 United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi. OHCHR press-release (17 Dec. 2015) (OHCHR website)

Mandate, report(s)

2015 OHCHR Assessment mission to improve human rights, accountability and reconciliation for South Sudan. OHCHR press-release (26 Oct. 2015) 

Mandate, report(s) 

2015 OHCHR Fact-finding mission to investigate atrocities committed by the terrorist group Boko Haram and its effects on human rights in the affected States [Cameroon, Chad, the Niger, Nigeria]

Mandate, report(s)

2015 OHCHR Investigation mission to Libya (OHCHR website)

Mandate, report(s)

2015 Independent international commission of inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic  (OHCHR web site)

Mandate, report(s)

2014

OHCHR Fact-finding mission to Iraq

Mandate, report(s)

2014

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (OHCHR web site) 

Mandate, report(s)
2014 Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of human rights in Eritrea (OHCHR web site) Mandate, report(s)
2014    OHCHR investigation on Sri-Lanka (OHCHR web site) Mandate, report(s)
2014 Independent international commission of inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic  (OHCHR web site) Mandate, report(s)
2013

International Commission of Inquiry to investigate events in the Central African Republic since 1 January 2013

Mandate, report(s)
2013

Independent international commission of inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic  (OHCHR web site)

Mandate, report(s)

2013

OHCHR Fact-finding mission on the situation of human rights in Mali

Mandate, report(s)

2013

OHCHR Fact-finding mission to Central African Republic

Mandate, report(s)

2013

Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (OHCHR web site)

 

Mandate, report(s)
2012 Independent international commission of inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic  (OHCHR web site) Mandate, report(s)
2012 Independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem Mandate, report(s)
2011 Independent international commission of inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic  (OHCHR web site)

Mandate, report(s)

2011 International Commission of Inquiry on Libya

Mandate, report(s)

2011 International Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte d'Ivoire Mandate, report(s)
2011 OHCHR Fact-finding mission to the Syrian Arab Republic

Mandate, report(s)

2010 Committee of independent experts to monitor and assess any domestic, legal or other proceedings undertaken by both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian side

Mandate, report(s)

2010 International fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance top Gaza Mandate, report(s)
2010 Secretary-General's Panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka Mandate, report(s)
2009 OHCHR Mission on situation of human rights in Honduras since the coup d'état on 28 June 2009  Mandate, report(s)
2009 UN Fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict Mandate, report(s)
2009 International commission of Inquiry on Guinea 

Mandate, report(s)

2009 Nepal conflict mapping

Mandate, report(s)

2008

Mapping exercise of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003 

Mandate, report(s)

2008

OHCHR Fact-finding mission to Kenya to look into the violence and allegations of grave human rights violations following the presidential elections in December 2007

Mandates, report(s)

2006

High-level Mission on the situation of human rights in Darfur 

Mandate, report(s)
2006

High-level fact-finding mission to Beit Hanoun 

Mandate, report(s)

2006

OHCHR mission to Western Sahara and refugee camps in Tindouf

Mandate, report(s)

2006

Commission of inquiry on Lebanon 

Mandate, report(s)

2006

Independent special commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste 

Madate, report(s)
2006

Afghanistan conflict mapping

Mandate, report(s)

2005

OHCHR fact-finding mission to Togo

Mandate, report(s)

2005 OHCHR mission to Kyrgyzstan to investigate serious violations of human rights in Andijan, Uzbekistan in May 2005 Mandate, report(s)
2004 International commission of inquiry to investigate all human rights violations committed in Côte d’Ivoire Mandate, report(s)
2004 OHCHR Fact-finding mission to Darfur Mandate, report(s)
2004 International commission of inquiry on Darfur in order immediately to investigate reports of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law in Darfur by all parties Mandate, report(s)
2004 Commission of Inquiry on the events connected with the march planned for 25 March 2004 in Abidjan  Mandate, report(s)
2002 OHCHR Fact-finding mission to Côte d'Ivoire to compile information on the human rights and humanitarian situation  Mandate, report(s)
2002 OHCHR inquiry into alleged massacre in the Chocó region of Colombia  Mandate, report(s)
2000 Commission d'enquête internationale pour la Côte d'Ivoire (Mission exploratoire  - Dec. 2000 et déploiement de la Commission) Mandate, report(s)
2000 Commission of inquiry to gather and compile information on violations of human rights and acts which constitute grave breaches of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power in the occupied Palestinian territories  Mandate, reports
2000 Commission of inquiry for Togo  Mandate, report(s)
1999 International Commission of Inquiry on East Timor Mandate, report(s)
1999 OHCHR Investigative team for Afghanistan to investigate fully the reports of massacres of innocent civilians and of mass executions of prisoners of war as well as on reports of killings in Mazar-e Sharif and Bamian; and reports of mass killings of prisoners of war and civilians, rape and cruel treatment in Afghanistan Mandate, report(s)
1998 Group of experts for Cambodia to evaluate the existing evidence and propose further measures, as a means of bringing about national reconciliation, strengthening democracy and addressing the issue of individual accountability  Mandate, report(s)
1998 OHCHR Exploratory mission to Afghanistan to determine the feasibility of an investigation into allegations of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in Afghanistan in the course of 1997 Mandate, report(s)
1997 Investigative team charged with investigating serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo committed since March 1993 Mandate, report(s)
1997 Joint investigative mission to investigate allegations of massacres and other issues affecting human rights which arise from the situation prevailing In Eastern Zaire since September 1996 Mandate, report(s)
1997 UN Mission to Guatemala Mandate, report(s)
1995 International commission of inquiry for Burundi  Mandate, report(s)
1994 Commission of experts to to examine and analyse the continuing reports indicating that systematic, widespread and flagrant violations of international humanitarian law, including acts of genocide, have been committed in Rwanda Mandate, report(s)
1993 Preparatory fact-finding mission to Burundi to investigate the coup d’état of 21 October 1993, the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye, and the subsequent massacres Mandate, report(s)
1993 Fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in Abkhazia, Republic of Georgia Mandate, report(s)
1993 Panel of Inquiry on Liberia to conduct a thorough and full investigation of the massacre of the civilians, which occurred near Harbel, Liberia on the morning of 6 June 1993 Mandate, report(s)
1992 Commission of experts to investigate situation in the former Yugoslavia Mandate, report(s)
1988 Mission to Cuba to observe the human rights situation Mandate, report(s)
1979 Security Council Commission concerning Israeli settlements in Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem Mandate, report(s)
1975 Ad Hoc Working Group to inquire into the situation of human rights in Chile Mandate, report(s)
1973 Commission of inquiry on the reported massacres in Mozambique Mandate, report(s)
1963 UN Fact-finding mission to South Viet-Nam to ascertain the facts of the situation in that country as regards relations between the Government of the Republic of Viet-Nam and the Viet-Namese Buddhist community Mandate, report(s)

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