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Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

In March 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM) to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar. The mandate of the IIFFMM ended in September 2019.

The IIFFMM handed over its evidence to the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), also mandated by the Human Rights Council and operational since 30 August 2019. The IIMM collects evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law, and prepares files for criminal prosecution. More on the IIMM's home page.

Members of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

Latest news

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar calls on UN Member States to remain vigilant in the face of the continued threat of genocide
23 October 2019
English

Myanmar’s Rohingya Persecuted, Living under Threat of Genocide, UN Experts Say
16 September 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)
Read the report

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Hands Over to Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
9 September 2019
English | Burmese Version

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Calls for Justice for Victims of Sexual and Gender-based Violence
22 August 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions and arms embargoes
5 August 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

Reporting Back to Myanmar’s Rohingya: The Most Important Report of All (feature story and video)
3 June 2019
Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged Version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar urges financial isolation of Myanmar military
14 May 2019
English
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged Version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar advances accountability and initiates new investigations
14 March 2019
English

UN Fact-Finding Mission releases its full account of massive violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States –
18 September 2018
English Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Access full report and supporting documentation
အစီရင်ခံစာအပြည့်အစုံနှင့်ပူးတွဲစာတမ်းများကိုကြည့်ရန်

Mandate

လုပ်ပိုင်ခွင့်

The Human Rights Council on 24 March 2017 decided (through Resolution A/HRC/RES/34/22) to dispatch urgently an independent international fact-finding mission, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, including but not limited to arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, enforced disappearances, forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property, with a view to ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims, and requests the fact-finding mission to present to the Council an oral update at its thirty-sixth session and a full report at its thirty-seventh session.

Members

အဖွဲ့ဝင်သားများ

The Commission is composed of:

Documentation

Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (A/HRC/42/50)
Detailed findings of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar:
English
Executive Summary: Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ) | Audio (Part I, Part II) Rohingya language (Abridged Version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)
Fact Sheets: Basic Facts | Arakan Army Conflict | End Impunity | Sexual Violence | Tatmadaw Business
16 September 2019

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UN General Assembly Third Committee resolution A/C.3/73/L.51 (draft as adopted) on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (voting sheet)
16 November 2018

Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/39/2 on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar
27 September 2018

UN General Assembly Third Committee resolution A/C.3/72/L.48 (draft as adopted) on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (voting sheet)
16 November 2017

Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/34/22 on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
24 March 2017

Press Releases

Myanmar’s Rohingya Persecuted, Living under Threat of Genocide, UN Experts Say
16 September 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Calls for Justice for Victims of Sexual and Gender-based Violence
22 August 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions and arms embargoes
5 August 2019
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar urges financial isolation of Myanmar military
14 May 2019
English
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged Version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar advances accountability and initiates new investigations
14 March 2019
English

UN Fact-Finding Mission releases its full account of massive violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States
18 September 2018
English | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)

Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report
27 August 2018
ChineseEnglish | Myanmar language (မြန်မာဘာသာ)
Audio Rohingya language (Abridged Version, in case of discrepancy, the English version shall prevail)

All press releases...

- Webcast archive:

Press conference on the publication of the full report
18 September 2018

Interactive dialogue with Fact-finding mission on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
18 September 2018

Briefing by Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, to the Security Council, 8381st meeting
24 October 2018 

Press Briefing by Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and Marzuki Darusman, Chair of the UN Fact-finding Mission in Myanmar
24 October 2018 

VIDEO FOOTAGE:
Fact-finding Mission in Cox’s Bazar, 17-18 July 2018
Video
Transcript

For further information about the Fact-finding Mission, please contact:
[email protected]

- Information Sheet:

International Crimes

 

Statements

Statement to the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council by Marzuki Darusman, Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
17 September 2019
English

Statement by Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, at the Security Council
24 October 2018
English

Statement of Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar to the General Assembly, Third Committee
23 October 2018
English

Statement by Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council
18 September 2018
English 

Statement by Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council
12 March 2018
English

Statement by Chairperson of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar to the special session of the Human Rights Council on the “Situation of human rights of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in Rakhine State of Myanmar"
5 December 2017
English | မြန်မာဘာသာ

Statement by Chairperson of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar presenting oral update to the Human Rights Council
19 September 2017
English | မြန်မာဘာသာ

 

Feature Stories

Feature Stories

Reporting Back to Myanmar’s Rohingya: The Most Important Report of All
International fact-finding mechanisms set up by the Human Rights Council investigate human rights crises globally and issue reports relying heavily on testimony from survivors and victims. In a rare move, the UN’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar returned to those communities and reported back to them.
Myanmar Fact Finding Mission: accounting for the gravest international crimes
The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar found patterns of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, amounting to the gravest crimes under international law. The report calls for Myanmar military generals to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
 
 
The Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar on their latest report - August 2019
 
 
 
 

Highlights from press conference by the experts of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar – August 2018

 
 
 
 

Message to the Myanmar People Burmese

 
 
 
 

Marzuki Darusman, Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

 

 

 
 
 
 
Reporting Back to Myanmar’s Rohingya: The Most Important Report of All - June 2019
 
 
 
 

Message to the Myanmar people from the experts of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

 
 
 
 

Satellite images showing the destruction of Rohingya villages in Rakhine State, Myanmar 2017-2018