Myanmar Mechanism launches Facebook page

The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is pleased to announce the launch of its own page on the Facebook platform to further bolster its public outreach efforts. This can be found on facebook.com/MyanmarMechanism. The aim of the Myanmar Mechanism’s...

Myanmar Mechanism participates in event with other UN accountability mechanisms

In a virtual event organised by the International Bar Association (IBA), the Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar joined counterparts from the UN International, Impartial Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM) and UN Accountability Team for...

Member States and civil society show support for Myanmar Mechanism in interactive dialogue

At its 45th regular session, the UN Human Rights Council held an the interactive dialogue with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar during which a number of Member States and civil society organisations expressed their support for the Mechanism and...
Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

Human Rights Council resolution 39/2 “decides to establish 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”

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Statement to the Human Rights Council by Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement to the Human Rights Council by Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

14 September 2020 Madam President, Excellencies, It is an honour to present to the Council the second annual report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar. In the first full year of existence, the Mechanism has made significant progress in several...

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.

Mechanism’s work begins

Mechanism’s work begins

The Myanmar Mechanism became operational less than a year ago at the end of August 2019, following the appointment of the Head of the Mechanism, Nicholas Koumjian, in July 2019. Since then, the Mechanism has taken significant initial steps in furtherance of its mandate to investigate serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.

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