President Cyril Ramaphosa has intensified governments campaign against corruption and state capture with a proclamation establishing an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions to address allegations emerging from current and recent commissions of inquiry
, and corruption-related crimes in general.
Accordingly, the resolution welcomes the report of the UN commission of inquiry on the 2018 OPT protests,  and called on all duty bearers and UN bodies to pursue the implementation of the commission's recommendations, including in relation to lifting the Gaza closure, in addition to implementing the recommendations of previous UN commissions of inquiry
and fact-finding missions on Palestine.
There has been 13 Commissions of Inquiry
appointed by the president since independence
Commissions of Inquiry
prove to be an effective tool for the United Nations and have been formed in the past to investigate allegations of violations of international human rights, international humanitarian law or international criminal law and make recommendations for corrective action based on their factual and legal findings (past examples include Palestine, Lebanon, East Timor and Syria).
Section 8 of the Commissions of Inquiry
Act provides for the Commission to request the President to confer on them powers to call for a statement of bank accounts and taxes.
These commissions of inquiry
can take months, even years, and so I don't want the Australian government to be holding out false hope to people.'
This work considers questions surrounding United Nations fact-finding bodies known as Commissions of Inquiry
(COIs1/4), from the perspective of international law.
"Commissions of Inquiry
were set up as a response to the erosion in public belief in the capacity of Tribunals of Inquiry to discover the facts over certain controversies.
After a chapter on issues related to UN fact-finding mechanisms (such as methods and costs of commissions of inquiry
, special procedures, and treaty bodies), the guidelines are presented, followed by an empirical analysis of 30 UN international Commissions of Inquiry
and one national commission of inquiry investigating human rights abuses, to aid in the development of a standardized methodology.
Prof Bassiouni has also worked on several commissions of inquiry
. Most recently, he chaired the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Libya (2011).
And indeed, in the past, State Commissions of Inquiry
have been appointed for far less important matters than this affair, which has undermined the Israeli public's confidence in the army and the government, aroused the entire world against us and dealt a heavy blow to our relations with Turkey.
It focuses particularly on the impact of one of those tools: Commissions of Inquiry