IRRC No. 317

International Fact-Finding Commission — Election of new members

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In order to guarantee the protection of victims of armed conflict, Article 90 of Protocol I additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions provides for the establishment of an International Fact-Finding Commission, which was officially constituted in 1991. The Commission is a permanent body and an important mechanism in ensuring implementation of and respect for international humanitarian law in times of armed conflict.

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