UN FACT-FIND­ING MIS­SION ON MYAN­MAR HANDS OVER EV­I­DENCE TO NEW BODY

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEW ROUNDUPS -

The In­de­pen­dent In­ter­na­tional Fact-Find­ing Mis­sion on Myan­mar, set up by the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil in 2017 (res­o­lu­tion 34/22), has handed over its ev­i­dence un­der in­ter­na­tional law to a new mech­a­nism that is man­dated by the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil to fol­low up and pre­pare files for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tions, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment.

The Mis­sion’s short re­port to the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil, re­leased on Mon­day, ex­plained the prepa­ra­tions it made to con­sol­i­date and hand over to the In­de­pen­dent In­ves­tiga­tive Mech­a­nism for Myan­mar (IIMM) the ex­ten­sive in­for­ma­tion it col­lected over the last two years. The Mis­sion’s ev­i­dence has been pre­served and trans­ferred to the IIMM in a man­ner that en­sures its in­tegrity so it can be used in crim­i­nal tri­als in courts out­side Myan­mar.

A more de­tailed re­port con­tain­ing the Mis­sion’s find­ings on the lat­est ac­tiv­i­ties of Gov­ern­ment se­cu­rity forces and con­flict-re­lated hu­man rights de­vel­op­ments in Myan­mar will be re­leased on 17 Septem­ber when the Mis­sion ap­pears be­fore the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil.

The Mis­sion’s three mem­bers – Chair­man Marzuki Darus­man and Ex­perts Rad­hika Coomaraswa­my and Christophe­r Si­doti – will hold a news con­fer­ence in Geneva on 17 Septem­ber, the state­ment said.

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