Our process

The Mechanism:

Collects and preserves information and evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The Mechanism collects material such as statements, photographs, videos, audio material, documents, maps, geospatial imagery, social media posts and forensic evidence from a range of sources before these are lost or destroyed, and securely stores them in a way that can be used in court.

Analyzes this information and evidence to prepare case files on alleged crimes and perpetrators.

The Mechanism cross-checks, verifies and analyzes information and evidence to build case files against alleged perpetrators.

Shares evidence, analysis and case files with national, regional or international courts or tribunals that follow international human rights laws and standards and have the capacity to protect witnesses.

Relevant authorities can request assistance from the Mechanism to support their investigations and prosecutions, now or in the future. The Mechanism shares information only if the person providing the information gives their consent.

Explains and communicates its mandate and work to survivors, civil society organizations, Member States and the public.

The Mechanism communicates regularly with those who may provide information and evidence, and who may support its mandate through cooperation. The feedback received helps the Mechanism to develop its work and strengthen its understanding of the challenges faced by organizations and individuals collecting evidence on the ground.