Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

The Human Rights Council, in resolution 39/2, adopted in September 2018, established “an ongoing independent mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011, and to prepare files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national, regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over these crimes, in accordance with international law.”

Myanmar Mechanism participates in panel discussion on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide

Speaking in a panel discussion on lessons learned, opportunities and challenges of international justice for victims of the crime of genocide, Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, the Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, stressed the importance of preserving evidence while it is fresh.

Myanmar Mechanism launches Facebook page

The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is pleased to announce the launch of its own page on the Facebook platform to further bolster its public outreach efforts. This can be found on The aim of the Myanmar Mechanism’s...

Myanmar Mechanism participates in event with other UN accountability mechanisms

In a virtual event organised by the International Bar Association (IBA), the Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar joined counterparts from the UN International, Impartial Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM) and UN Accountability Team for...

RFA Burmese interview with Nicholas Koumjian (part 2)

Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, responds to questions related to the lack of access to crime scenes in Myanmar, the methodology of the Independent Commission of Enquiry on Myanmar’s report, and the importance of accountability for crimes committed against ethnic groups in Myanmar despite the complex and slow process.