Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

The Human Rights Council resolution, in 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 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 facebook.com/MyanmarMechanism. 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...

Member States and civil society show support for Myanmar Mechanism in interactive dialogue

At its 45th regular session, the UN Human Rights Council held an the interactive dialogue with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar during which a number of Member States and civil society organisations expressed their support for the Mechanism and...

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.

Myanmar Mechanism carries on its work despite the pandemic

Myanmar Mechanism carries on its work despite the pandemic

The United Nations Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar steadily pursued its mission over the last months despite dealing with the extraordinary circumstances resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic. In its second annual report, the Mechanism...