The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission – Factsheet

31 August 2018


To secure the guarantees accorded to the victims of armed conflict, Article 90 of Protocol I of 8 June 1977 additional to the Geneva Conventions (Protocol I) provides for the establishment of an International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission was officially constituted in 1991 and is a permanent body whose primary purpose is to investigate allegations of grave breaches and other serious violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). As such, the Commission is an important means of ensuring that IHL is both applied and implemented during armed conflict.

International Humanitarium Fact Finding Commission