Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (Amnesty), and other like-minded organisations have become major actors in the world of international humanitarian law (IHL). Every year they issue hundreds of publications purporting to document violations and to promote IHL enforcement. These publications are ubiquitously cited in the media, and used as source material for governmental and United Nations inquiries, quasi-judicial bodies, the International Criminal Court, academic studies, and other frameworks.
Although they lack the military expertise and knowledge of international humanitarian law to do so, NGOs make allegations and claims against military decisions made in the interest of defense and security.
HRW's recent publication, like previous ones, promotes a one-sided narrative against Israel, and fails to adhere to basic fact-finding standards.
NGO Monitor Submission to the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict
- 2014 Gaza War
- Collective Punishment
- Commission of Inquiry
- Distortions of International Law
- Double Standards
- Fact Finding Best Practices
Book Launch for Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding, featuring a keynote address from Prof. Franoise J. Hampson.