The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar collects, consolidates, preserves and analyses evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011. It prepares case files that can be used in courts or tribunals to hold perpetrators accountable. What does this mean? It means that the IIMM will work diligently and relentlessly to facilitate criminal investigations and prosecutions wherever and whenever it can. For example, it has been cooperating with ongoing proceedings at the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. The Mechanism will also cooperate with other competent courts, including national courts, that have the capacity to protect victims and witnesses appropriately and are able and willing to hold fair and independent proceedings. Through its work, the Mechanism hopes that it can deter more crimes from being committed.

The Mechanism seeks to collect information from persons with first-hand knowledge about crimes that have been committed and the orders to commit those crimes.  We want to hear from the men, women and children who saw and heard with their own eyes and ears what happened. We make every effort to keep confidential the identities of those who provide us with information. Your safety is very important to us so please be careful when contacting us.  When sharing any information that may be relevant to the Mechanism, please use the Signal telephone app (contacting us at +41 76 691 12 08) or a Protonmail account for email (  Due to the high number of messages that the Mechanism receives and because of concerns regarding the privacy and security of all persons and entities with whom we interact, we will only respond to messages when there is a need for additional contact but ALL messages are read and analyzed by Mechanism staff. Please indicate if you do not wish us to contact you.

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