By Sarthak Roy

Commissions of Inquiry encompass a wide range of bodies across the international legal and political landscape. From fact-finding missions, Commissions of Inquiry now confront institutional normative shifts of magnitude in the areas of international humanitarian, human rights, and criminal law. This article traces their historical evolution, the language and exercise of their mandates, and their potential to address the issue of accountability in the evolving contexts that international law finds itself operating.

Keywords: IHL, Commissions of Inquiry, United Nations, Fact-finding Commissions, International Criminal Law

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