IIMM Process

To discharge its mandate, the Mechanism will undertake a four-part strategy:

1. The Mechanism will collect, consolidate, and preserve information, documentation and evidence regarding serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.

The collection, consolidation and preservation of materials aim to gather evidence that meets general standards of admissibility for criminal proceedings in national, regional or international courts or tribunals against individuals who have allegedly committed serious international crimes and violations of international law in Myanmar. The preservation of materials will prevent the loss of important and relevant information, documentation and evidence.

2. The Mechanism will analyse information and documents, and where evidence shows individual criminal responsibility for serious international crimes or violations of international law, prepare case files.

The analysis of materials and the preparation of case files will seek to identify specific evidence that may be used by national, regional or international courts or tribunals in potential criminal proceedings against individuals who have allegedly committed serious international crimes and violations of international law in Myanmar.

3. The Mechanism will share materials and case files with national, regional or international courts or tribunals with jurisdiction over serious international crimes

The sharing of materials and case files will aim to initiate fair and independent criminal proceedings in national, regional or international courts or tribunals against individuals who have allegedly committed serious international crimes and violations of international law in Myanmar.

4. The Mechanism will explain and communicate its mandate, strategies and outputs to relevant stakeholders

The Mechanism will seek to have an open communication channel with relevant stakeholders, in particular witness and victim groups, in order to receive their feedback regarding the work of the Mechanism. The Mechanism’s communications and public information activities will be conducted to achieve a better understanding and realistic expectations amongst relevant stakeholders regarding the Mechanism, and in turn, contribute to the effective implementation of the Mechanism’s mandate.