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Author Steinberg, Gerald M.

Title Best practices for human rights and humanitarian NGO fact-finding / by Gerald M. Steinberg, Anne Herzberg and Jordan Berman
Published Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff Publishers, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
Series Nijhoff law specials, 0924-4549 ; v. 78
Nijhoff law specials ; 78
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 analyzes the fact-finding standards used in five specific cases: the International Crisis Group (Kosovo, 1999), the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (Georgia, 2008), United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Mapping Exercise on the Democratic Republic of Congo (1993-2003), Conflict Analysis Resource Center/University London study on Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (Colombia, 1988-2004), and Human Rights Watch (Lebanon, 2006). The final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Civil rights -- Evaluation.
Human rights -- Evaluation.
Non-governmental organizations.
Form Electronic book
Author Berman, Jordan.
Herzberg, Anne.
LC no. 2011051926
ISBN 1280126655
9004218122 (e-book)
9789004218123 (e-book)
(paperback; alk. paper)