Commissions of Inquiry

Problems and Prospects

Edited by: Christian Henderson

This timely and pertinent collection looks at the variety of questions involved in the operation of Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs). Traditionally existing as pure fact-finding bodies, in recent times the function of CoIs has arguably shifted and broadened so as to provide a form of legal adjudication. This edited collection of essays addresses institutional and procedural aspects of CoIs, as well as issues in regards to the application and interpretation of the substantative law applied to them. Topics include the relationship of CoIs with, and impact upon, traditional forms of adjudication, the influences of international law upon the work of CoIs, and issues of procedural fairness. Drawing upon the expertise of scholars working within the field, this book offers an insightful and critical analysis of CoIs. [Subject: International Law, Human Rights Law]~

Publication Date: 5/18/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781782258766