The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine invites individuals, groups and organizations to submit information and documentation relevant to its mandate to investigate violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law in the 2022 Russian full-scale military invasion of Ukraine.
The Commission conducts an inquiry, consistent with its mandate and international standards, and in coordination with other national and international mechanisms, to address the events in the areas of the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Sumy regions in late February and in March 2022.
The Commission is to consolidate and analyse evidence of alleged violations and abuses of human rights, violations of international humanitarian law, and related crimes, including their gender dimension.
The Commission attaches the utmost importance to the protection of sources, notably concerning the respect for confidentiality and the ‘do no harm’ principle (not to jeopardize the life, safety, freedom and well-being of victims, witnesses, and other cooperating persons). It will disclose the identity of cooperating persons strictly subject to their informed consent and will use the information provided by them in accordance with their stated wishes when providing it.
In order to preserve the security and confidentiality of the information submitted, it is recommended to submit through the specific email address created by the Commission for this purpose: firstname.lastname@example.org Should you have any questions, including on how to submit information in a different way, please contact the Commission at: email@example.com.
It should be noted that not all information sent to the Commission will necessarily be reflected in the final report. In particular, cases alleging violations falling outside the mandate of the Commission will not be considered.
You are invited to submit your information as soon as possible, but no later than 30 September 2022. More detailed information is available at the link: https://www.ohchr.org/en/hr-bodies/hrc/iicihr-ukraine/call-for-submission .
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine is a United Nations commission of inquiry established by the United Nations Human Rights Council on 4 March 2022 with a mandate to investigate violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.