Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar


The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) was established by the Human Rights Council in September 2018 through resolution 39/2. It is mandated to collect evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law and prepare files for criminal prosecution, making use of the information handed over to it by the Independent International Face-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFMM). The IIMM became operational on 30 August 2019.

The IIMM has begun accepting relevant material from interested individuals, groups and organisations. Information may be sent directly to the IIMM by email to

For more information, please consult the IIMM Factsheet:
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  • Collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.
  • 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.
  • Be able to make use of the information collected by the fact-finding mission and continue to collect evidence.
  • Have the capacity to document and verify relevant information and evidence, including through field engagement and by cooperating with other entities, as appropriate.
  • Report on its main activities on an annual basis to the Human Rights Council as of its forty-second session and to the General Assembly as of its seventy-fourth session.

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Statement to the Human Rights Council by Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 42nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council
9 September 2019

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