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.”

Statement to the Human Rights Council by Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 48th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

13 September 2021 Madam President, Excellencies, It is an honour to present the third annual report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar. In accordance with its mandate from this Council, the Mechanism continues to collect, consolidate, preserve and...

“Impunity ferments a cycle of violence” – Statement by Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, at the Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) Event

25 August 2021 I want to thank you, Dr. Zarni, for this invitation. And I thank the organisers of this event for inviting me to speak on behalf of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, but most of all, for organising this event, which is so important,...

Bulletin – Issue 4, July 2021

The main purpose of the Bulletin is to create awareness regarding the mandate and work of the Myanmar Mechanism, and to provide an update on its progress on a regular basis. The latest issue of the Bulletin is available in the English and Myanmar languages.

IIMM: Recipients of illegal orders should contact us

17 March 2021 The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is closely following events since the Tatmadaw’s seizure of power in February 2021 and collecting evidence regarding arbitrary arrests, torture, enforced disappearances and the use of force, including...

Q&A

What is the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (“Myanmar Mechanism”) doing regarding recent events in Myanmar since the military’s seizure of power? The Myanmar Mechanism is closely following ongoing events, including reports regarding the use of lethal...

Bulletin – Issue 3, March 2021

Bulletin – Issue 3, March 2021

The main purpose of the Bulletin is to create awareness regarding the mandate and work of the Myanmar Mechanism, and to provide an update on its progress on a regular basis. The latest issue of the Bulletin is available in the English and Myanmar languages.