ECPMF sends Fact Finding Missions to areas under threat to investigate complicated cases. Their task is to discover facts in an impartial, objective and comprehensive manner. The missions conduct interviews with journalists, trade unions, politicians and civil society organisations who are under threat. After the mission, a report is produced and disseminated.
Fact Finding Missions are an important tool for gathering relevant information and bringing it to the attention of the public and they are a signal of our concern about a potentially explosive situation. This tool is used pragmatically and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.