The Secretariat of the IHFFC

The Swiss Government provides the Commission, pursuing to Article 90, Paragraph 1, Sub-Paragraph f of the First Additional Protocol, with the necessary administrative facilities for the performance of its functions. Thus, Switzerland assumes the Secretariat of the Commission and offers the necessary locations for its performance.

The Secretariats tasks are, inter alia, to organise all the meetings of the Commission, its promotional missions and events, attendance to international conferences, to prepare the material and administrate the website of the Commission as well as to advise the Commission if needed. The finances of the Commission are also managed by the Secretariat. The Secretariat is furthermore at the disposal of the President of the Commission for any matter concerning the Commission.

International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
Federal Palace North


3003 Bern

Telephone: + 41 (0)58 465 42 00
Fax: + 41 (0)58 465 07 67


The Secretariat is composed of:



Gregor Muischneek

Gregor Muischneek is a Swiss diplomat and currently works in the Directorate of International Law at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern. His tasks relate to international criminal justice, including various international tribunals and investigation mechanisms, and more broadly to Switzerland's work in the field of dealing with the past.


From 2016-2018, he worked on political, economic and cultural affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya and cybersecurity in the Division for Security Policy at the FDFA in Bern. Prior to that, he was posted at the Embassy of Switzerland in China (2013-2016) where he dealt with legal and political questions including human rights. Gregor Muischneek holds a Master of International Law from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva.




Vanita Karpf

Vanita Karpf joined the IHFFC in April 2016 after working at the Federal Office of Communications in Biel.

Prior to that she followed a career at sea, as Purser on the cruise liners of Oceania Cruises Inc. and Regent Seven Seas Cruises for four years.

Currently she is completing a degree in translation of German, French and English, in Zurich. Vanita Karpf assists the Secretariat of the IHFFC and, in that capacity, covers all tasks related to the administration of the Commission.





























IHFFC International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
Kochergasse 103003 BernSwitzerlandTel +41 (0)58 465 42 00