The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC) held its annual meeting from 5 to 7 June 2023 in Geneva. Based on Article 90 of the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions, the IHFFC is at the disposal of any parties to armed conflicts to support them restoring an attitude of respect for IHL. [...]
Meeting with Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs [10/11/2022]
The delegation of the IHFFC, composed of the members of its Bureau, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland on 10 November 2022. The delegation was received by: Mr Marcin Przydacz - Undersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Policy, Mr Konrad Marciniak - Director of the Legal and Treaty Department and Mr Sławomir Majszyk - Deputy Director of the Legal and Treaty Department. [...]
IHFFC Annual Meeting 2022 [17/05/2022]
The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC) held its annual meeting in two parts on 28 March and 16/17 May 2022 online and in Geneva. This was the first meeting of the IHFFC members since their election, held last November, by the 76 States parties to the First Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions that have recognised the Commission's competence. [...]
The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, the only treaty-based standing body addressing compliance with the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocol I of 1977, in light of its mission to Eastern Ukraine in 2017 undertaken at the request of the OSCE, having offered its good offices to Russia and Ukraine in March 2022, calls upon both parties to the conflict to maintain and, where necessary, restore an attitude of respect for the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I. The Commission reiterates its offer of good offices, in order to protect the victims of the ongoing armed conflict, indicating the importance of an impartial, independent and expert-based analysis of the current hostilities.
IHFFC has proposed its services [10/03/2022]
The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) has proposed its services to the governments of the Russian Federation and of Ukraine through letters dated 10 March 2022. The IHFFC stands ready to assist the Russian Federation and Ukraine with regard to the situation in Ukraine