European Institute for Asian Studies
The Human Rights Situation in Myanmar: Conclusions of the UN Fact-Finding Mission
  • Start06:00 PM - Aug 29 2018
  • End07:30 PM - Aug 29 2018
  • European Institute for Asian Studies, 26 Rue de la Loi, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
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»The Human Rights Situation in Myanmar:

Conclusions of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission«

 

Presentations by

Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM)

Ms. Radhika COOMARASWAMY, Member, Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM)

Mr. Christopher Dominic SIDOTI, Member, Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM)

Moderator: Mr Xavier NUTTIN, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies

Wednesday, 29 August 18h00 – 19h30, Followed by a Networking Reception

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1000 Brussels

The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, established under resolution 34/22 of the UN Human Rights Council, will be presenting its final report in September, produced after a year of work collecting, verifying and analysing the facts and circumstances on recent alleged human rights violations and abuses in Myanmar. The experts on the Fact-Finding Mission – recognized international human rights experts Marzuki Darusman, Radhika Coomaraswamy and Christopher Sidoti – bring their findings to Brussels and invite the concerned public to a discussion with them on 29 August. In their interim oral report to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, the three members note that the information and materials collected point to “human rights violations of the most serious kind, in all likelihood amounting to crimes under international law.”

From Myanmar’s perspective, progress is being made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state, led by the late Kofi Annan. Furthermore, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Development Programme and Government of Myanmar signed in June a tripartite MoU as a first step to establish a framework for cooperation between the UN and the Government aimed at creating conducive conditions for the safe and sustainable repatriation of refugees from Bangladesh and for helping to create improved and resilient livelihoods for all communities living in Rakhine State. The formation of a tripartite Technical Working Group to support the implementation of the MoU, and the visit by senior UNHCR and UNDP officials to the northern part of Rakhine State in early July are further steps in the right direction. Lastly, in July the Government of Myanmar announced the establishment of the Independent Commission of Enquiry as part of the Government’s initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in Rakhine.


The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, established under resolution 34/22 of the UN Human Rights Council, will be presenting its final report in September, produced after a year of work collecting, verifying and analysing the facts and circumstances on recent alleged human rights violations and abuses in Myanmar.



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