Trier of fact
A trier of fact is a person, or group of persons, who determines facts in a legal proceeding, usually a trial. To determine a fact is to decide, from the evidence, whether something existed or some event occurred.-Juries:...
generally denotes the same function. The process is an extremely important part of the communication process.
Fact-finding was first established during the Hague Convention of 1907 which dealt with international commissions of inquiry.
On 9 December 1991, the General Assembly
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of the United Nations
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approved the Declaration on Fact-finding by the United Nations in the Field of the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.