The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding
Edited by Philip Alston and Sarah Knuckey
Table of Contents
1. Philip Alston and Sarah Knuckey, The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding: Challenges and Opportunities
II. Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Fact-Finding
2. Frédéric Mégret, Do Facts Exist, Can they Be 'Found', and Does it Matter?
3. Obiora Okafor, International Human Rights Fact-Finding Praxis: A TWAIL Perspective
4. Dustin N. Sharp, Human Rights Fact-Finding and the Reproduction of Hierarchies
5. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin,The Gender Politics of Fact-Finding in the Context of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
6. Daniel Bonilla, Legal Clinics in the Global North and South: Between Equality and Subordination
III. Victims and Witnesses: Empowerment or Extraction?
7. Théo Boutruche, The Relationship between Fact-Finders and Witnesses in Human Rights Fact-Finding: What Place for the Victims?
8. Shreya Atrey, The Danger of a Single Story: Introducing Intersectionality in Fact-Finding
9. Rosette Muzigo-Morrison, Victims and Witnesses in Fact-Finding Commissions: Pawns or Principal Pieces?
10. Daniel Rothenberg, The Complex Truth of Testimony: A Case Study of Human Rights Fact-Finding in Iraq
11. Laura Marschner, Implications of Trauma on Testimonial Evidence in International Criminal Trials
IV. Fact-Finding for Advocacy, Enforcement, and Litigation: Purposes and Cross Purposes
12. Larissa van den Herik and Catherine Harwood, Commissions of Inquiry and the Charm of International Criminal Law: Between Transactional and Authoritative Approaches
13. Carsten Stahn and Dov Jacobs, The Interaction between Human Rights Fact-Finding and International Criminal Proceedings: Towards a (New) Typology
14. Pablo de Greiff, Truth without Facts: On the Erosion of the Fact-Finding Function of Truth Commissions
15. Taylor Pendergrass, Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Shadows of America's Solitary Confinement Prisons
V. The Role of Interdisciplinary Expertise and Methodologies
16. Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Justin C. Simeone, A Conceptual Roadmap for Social Science Methods in Human Rights Fact-Finding
17. Brian Root, Numbers are Only Human: Lessons for Human Rights Practitioners from the Quantitative Literacy Movement
18. Allison Corkery, Investigating Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Violations
VI. New Technologies: Crowdsourcing, Social Media, and Big Data
19. Molly K. Land, Democratizing Human Rights Fact-Finding
20. Patrick Ball, The Bigness of Big Data: Samples, Models, and the Facts We Might Find When Looking at Data
21. Jay D. Aronson, Mobile Phones, Social Media, and Big Data in Human Rights Fact-Finding: Possibilities, Challenges, and Limitations
22. Susan R. Wolfinbarger, Remote sensing as a Tool for Human Rights Fact-Finding
23. Patrick Meier, Big (Crisis) Data: Humanitarian Fact-Finding with Advanced Computing
VII. Does Human Rights Fact-Finding Need International Guidelines?
24. Diane Orentlicher, International Norms in Human Rights Fact-Finding
25. Rob Grace and Claude Bruderlein, Developing Norms of Professional Practice in the Domain of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding