ICJ intervention following the update by the UN High Commissioner for human rights

The ICJ urged the UN Human Rights Council to establish a new expert mandate to exercise early-warning of human rights violations in crisis situations, aimed at securing the protection of civilians in conflicts.

Such a mandate would carry out a fact-finding and make recommendations to the UN in order to prevent and help stop human rights violations and crimes, and to ensure accountability of their perpetrators.

ICJ Intervention Following the Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights-Open Letters-2009 (Full text, PDF)

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