Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

Collecting the evidence needed to ensure that perpetrators of serious international crimes in Myanmar face justice

The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM or Mechanism) is committed to ensuring justice for victims of serious international crimes in Myanmar and holding perpetrators accountable.

Established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2018, the Mechanism investigates serious international crimes committed in Myanmar since 2011.

It collects, preserves and analyzes evidence, and prepares case files to share with relevant national, regional or international courts or tribunals who can use the information to prosecute perpetrators.

Myanmar Mechanism calls on Myanmar military to respond to its requests for information

Statement by Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Geneva, 27 May 2024 – The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar has made numerous requests to the Myanmar military for information related to the many serious crimes...

Statement on the escalation of conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar

Statement by Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Geneva, 23 May 2024 – The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is closely monitoring the escalation in fighting in Rakhine State in Myanmar and assessing if crimes...

April 2024 Bulletin updates on the Mechanism’s evidence sharing and financial investigations

9 April 2024 – The Mechanism has published its latest issue of the Bulletin to build awareness of its mandate and provide an update on its sharing activities with relevant authorities in ongoing investigations and proceedings, its publication of analytical reports on...

Publication of IIMM Analytical Reports

Reports on Myanmar military’s anti-Rohingya hate speech campaign and Myanmar authorities’ failure to investigate and punish sexual violence committed against Rohingya Statement by Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Geneva,...

New graphic novels explain the Mechanism’s work

7 February 2024 – The Mechanism has produced three graphic novels that explain how it works in a simple and visual way. These are now available to download, read and share in English and Burmese. Graphic novels What is IIMM? English Burmese How to contact IIMM...

October 2023 issue of the Bulletin

The Mechanism has collected copious evidence indicating that the Myanmar military has been committing bolder and more frequent attacks on civilians. The reports and accounts received show that these attacks include the intentional burning of villages, aerial...