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A research review on Fact-finding has not yet been completed by the Simon-Skojdt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Fact-finding is the acquisition “of detailed knowledge about the factual circumstances of any dispute or situation … which might threaten the maintenance of international peace and security” (UN General Assembly 1991) and/or the investigation of violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in an effort “to promote accountability … and counter impunity” (OHCHR 2015, p. 2).
Strategies This Tool Can Support
(1) Dissuading potential perpetrators from committing mass atrocities
(2) Protecting vulnerable civilian populations