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.”

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.

Statement of Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the reports of violence in Myanmar

11 February 2021 The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is closely following recent incidents related to the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar, including reports regarding the use of lethal force against peaceful protesters and the detention of...

Statement of Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on recent developments in Myanmar

02 February 2021 In accordance with our mandate, the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is closely following recent events surrounding the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar.  I sincerely hope for a peaceful resolution of the current crisis and I note...

RFA Burmese interview with Nicholas Koumjian (part 2)

Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, responds to questions related to the lack of access to crime scenes in Myanmar, the methodology of the Independent Commission of Enquiry on Myanmar’s report, and the importance of accountability for crimes committed against ethnic groups in Myanmar despite the complex and slow process.

Myanmar Mechanism carries on its work despite the pandemic

Myanmar Mechanism carries on its work despite the pandemic

The United Nations Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar steadily pursued its mission over the last months despite dealing with the extraordinary circumstances resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic. In its second annual report, the Mechanism...