- 1992 - 1994 (Creation)
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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 32.5 linear ft. of textual records -- 164 photographs : col. ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller, No. of Boxes: 66
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UNTAC Headquarters Boards of Inquiry (BOI) were convened to make decisions regarding serious injury, death, major property damage, and major property loss in which UNTAC personnel were involved. Final case reports with supporting documentation regularly were sent to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN headquarters in New York. UNTAC's Boards of Inquiry Unit administered all Boards of Inquiry on behalf of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General; accordingly, it was the custodian of the Headquarters BOI records.
Series consists of reports/case files of the Headquarters Boards of Inquiry. Records included are: witness statement forms, BOI convening orders, interoffice memoranda, accident/incident reports, security statement forms, security investigation reports, damage/discrepancy reports, medical reports, medical report interpretations, death certificates, autopsy reports, letters of condolence, incident sketches and photographs, UNTAC repatriation forms, clearance certificates, copies of related Local Property Survey Boards cases [in progress], caution statement forms, and interview transcripts. In many instances, component Boards of Inquiry records (which document the initial handling of a particular incident) are included in case files. Specific subjects covered include: traffic accidents, falls, shootings, land mine injuries, deaths from natural causes, burglaries, theft and fraud. The series is arranged by UNTAC Headquarters BOI report/case numbers, which supercede any previously-assigned contingent Boards of Inquiry case numbers. The end of the series consists of additional case documents and files that were housed separately in the mission due to confidentiality concerns and/or other reasons.
Title based on series contents.
Records chiefly in English and Khmer with some French, German, Dutch, Polish, Bulgarian and Chinese.