VL.png The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
[WWW VL database || WWW VL search]
donations.gif asia-wwwvl.gif

Online Burma/Myanmar Library

Full-Text Search | Database Search | What's New | Alphabetical List of Subjects | Main Library | Reading Room | Burma Press Summary

Home > Main Library > UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Statements, reports, press briefings and webcasts on Myanmar by fact-finding entities mandated by the Council

Order links by: Reverse Date Title

Statements, reports, press briefings and webcasts on Myanmar by fact-finding entities mandated by the Council
Statements, reports and interactive dialogues of the Special Rapporteur are listed separately

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar - Press Conference: Publication of Full Report (Webcast)
Date of publication: 18 September 2018
Description/subject: 18 Sep 2018 - Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar Subject: Publication of Full Report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar and Presentation to the HRC Speakers: • Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson, Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar • Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar • Mr. Christopher Sidoti, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar
Author/creator: Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Mr. Christopher Sidoti
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (52 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2018


Title: Interactive Dialogue: Fact-finding mission on Myanmar - 15th Meeting, 39th Regular Session Human Rights Council (Webcast)
Date of publication: 18 September 2018
Description/subject: The webcast is dated 17 September but I think it might be the 18th (OBL Librarian)... Interactive dialogue with: - Fact-finding mission on the situation of human rights in MyanmarA/HRC/39/64 Item:4 - Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention - 17th Plenary Meeting 39th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.) SPEAKERS Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Introduction) Myanmar (Country Concerned), Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC), Mr. Farukh Amil European Union, Mr. Peter Sørensen Liechtenstein, Mr. Peter Matt Lithuania, Mr. Andrius Krivas Canada, Mr. Bob Rae United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. Julian Braithwaite Kuwait, Mr. Abdullah Alkhubaizi Thailand, Mr. Sek Wannamethee Slovenia, Mr. Tomaz Mencin Estonia, Ms. Triinu Kallas Malaysia, Mr. Amran Mohamed Zin France, Mr. François Gave Sweden, Ms. Veronika Bard Pakistan, Mr. Farukh Amil Switzerland, Ms. Jasna Lazarevic Germany, Mr. Ralf Schroer Republic of Korea, Mr. Yoon Sangkuk Philippines, Mr. Mr. Evan P. Garcia Indonesia, Mr. Hasan Kleib Finland, Ms. Terhi Hakala Denmark, Mr. Morten Jespersen Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdulaziz Alwasil Tunisia, Ms. Intissar Ben Attitallah Russian Federation, Mr. Evgeny Ustinov Austria, Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger Netherlands, Ms. Monique T.G. Van Daalen Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Comments and answers) Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Comments and answers) Mr. Christopher Dominic Sidoti, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Comments and answers) Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Comments and answers) Japan, Mr. Ken Okaniwa Croatia, Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos Spain, Ms. Estibauz Lopez de Goicoechea China, Mr. Dahai Qi Czech Republic, Mr. Ludvik Eger Australia, Ms. Elizabeth Wilde Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Manuel Enrique García Andueza Georgia, Mr. Victor Dolidze Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Zolfaghuri Costa Rica, Ms. Elayne Whyte Gómez Iraq, Ms. Bushra Al-Nussairy Bangladesh, Mr. Shameem Ahsan Belgium, Mr. Thomas Steven Greece, Mr. Michail Manousakis Montenegro, Mr. Milorad Å cepanovic Luxembourg Iceland, Ms. Edda Björk Ragnarsdottir Poland, Mr. Zbigniew Czech Ireland, Ms. Sarah Keating Norway, Mr. Hans Brattskar Turkey, Ms. Beliz Celasin Rende Slovakia, Mr. Igor Kucer New Zealand, Ms. Jillian Dempster Jordan, Ms. Saja S. Majali Viet Nam, Mr. Duong Chi Dung Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mr. Kham-Inh Khitchaseth Nepal, Mr. Deepak Dhital Algeria, Mr. Mehdi Litim Maldives, Ms. Aishath Shahula Afghanistan, Ms. Elaha Ebadi Human Rights Watch (Joint Statement), Mr. John Fisher Human Rights Law Centre, Mr. Daniel Webb Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Ms. Wai Wai Nu Center for Reproductive Rights, Ms. Paola Salwa Daher Article 19 - International Centre Against Censorship, Ms. Lucy Bye International Commission of Jurists, Mr. David Abbott Human Rights Now, Ms. Armi Javier Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Ms. Claire Denman Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Final Remarks) Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Final Remarks) Mr. Christopher Dominic Sidoti, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (Final Remarks)
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (3 hours, 4 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2018


Individual Documents

Title: Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission releases its full account of massive violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States
Date of publication: 18 September 2018
Description/subject: GENEVA (18 September 2018) – "The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar on Tuesday released the full 440-page account of the findings of its 15-month examination of the situation in three states in Myanmar. The report also makes dozens of recommendations, including to the United Nations and the international community and to the Government of Myanmar. It reiterates the Fact-Finding Mission’s call for the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and his top military leaders for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Press service
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2018


Title: Statement by Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council
Date of publication: 18 September 2018
Description/subject: "...Democracy requires a government that accepts scrutiny. It depends on leadership that actively combats hate speech and harmful misinformation. It requires a legal framework that guarantees these rights for all, without discrimination. In this regard, the democratic transition in Myanmar had barely begun and now it has come to a standstill. Repressive laws are being used to silence those that seek to scrutinize. We have verified instances of reprisals against individuals for sharing information with the United Nations. Peaceful protests are blocked, sometimes violently, as occurred in the village of Mrauk-U. While voices critical of the Government are muted by threats and arrest, hate speech is thriving, particularly against the Rohingya. Patience will not help Myanmar’s democratization, it will only help those that seek to derail it, as it has for over 70 years. This is the context in which we have undertaken our work. We have invested our deep, personal dedication, because we believe that Myanmar can change course and that establishing the facts is the first step. The victims have the right to the truth, and so do the people of Myanmar as a whole. We would have wished to discuss our work with the authorities. We regret that the Government of Myanmar chose not to cooperate with us. However, we have full confidence in our findings, which are based on a solid body of credible information gathered over an intensive year of work. What we found are crimes that shock the human conscience. We now turn to you, the distinguished members of the Council, to take actions commensurate with the gravity of the facts that we have presented..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Press Service
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2018


Title: Report of the detailed findings of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
Date of publication: 17 September 2018
Description/subject: Conference Room Paper... Summary: "The Human Rights Council established the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar in its resolution 34/22. In accordance with its mandate, the Mission focused on the situation in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States since 2011. It also examined the infringement of fundamental freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful association, and the question of hate speech. The Mission established consistent patterns of serious human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in addition to serious violations of international humanitarian law. These are principally committed by the Myanmar security forces, particularly the military. Their operations are based on policies, tactics and conduct that consistently fail to respect international law, including by deliberately targeting civilians. Many violations amount to the gravest crimes under international law. In the light of the pervasive culture of impunity at the domestic level, the mission finds that the impetus for accountability must come from the international community. It makes concrete recommendations to that end, including that named senior generals of the Myanmar military should be investigated and prosecuted in an international criminal tribunal for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The present document contains the detailed findings of the Mission. Its principal findings and recommendations are provided in document A/HRC/39/64."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council (A/HRC/39/CRP.2)
Format/size: pdf (11MB-reduced version; 15MB-original) 444 pages
Alternate URLs: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/A_HRC_39_CRP.2.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2018


Title: Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 August 2018
Description/subject: Summary: "The Human Rights Council established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar in its resolution 34/22. In accordance with its mandate, the mission focused on the situation in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States since 2011. It also examined the infringement of fundamental freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful association, and the question of hate speech. The mission established consistent patterns of serious human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in addition to serious violations of international humanitarian law. These are principally committed by the Myanmar security forces, particularly the military. Their operations are based on policies, tactics and conduct that consistently fail to respect international law, including by deliberately targeting civilians. Many violations amount to the gravest crimes under international law. In the light of the pervasive culture of impunity at the domestic level, the mission finds that the impetus for accountability must come from the international community. It makes concrete recommendations to that end, including that named senior generals of the Myanmar military should be investigated and prosecuted in an international criminal tribunal for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes."
Author/creator: Marzuki Darusman, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Christopher Sidoti
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Council (A/HRC/39/64) Advance Edited Version...19 pages
Format/size: pdf (257K)
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2018


Title: Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (Burmese) - သီးသန္႔လြတ္လပ္ေသာ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အခ်က္အလက္ရွာေဖြေရး မစ္ရွင္း၏ျမ
Date of publication: 27 August 2018
Description/subject: "လက္ရွိအစီရင္ခံစာတြင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ သီးသန္႔လြတ္လပ္ေသာ ႏိုင္ငံတကာအခ်က္အလက္ ရွာေဖြေရးမစ္ရွင္၏ အဓိကေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ အႀကံျပဳခ်က္မ်ားကိုတင္ျပထားသည္။ ဤစီရင္ခံစာသည္ ကုလသမၼ၏ တရားဝင္ဘာသာျပန္မဟုတ္ပါ၊။ အဂၤလိပ္ျဖင့္ေရးသားေဖာ္ျပထားေသာစာအုပ္မွတ္တမ္း (A/HRC/39/64)ကို တရားဝင္မူရင္းအျဖစ္ၾကည့္ရွဳပါ။ ေနာက္ဆံုးျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ေသာ တိုးတက္ေျပာင္းလဲမွဳမ်ားကို ထင္ဟပ္ေဖာ္ျပႏိုင္ရန္ လက္ရွိအစီရင္ခံစာကို ေနာက္ဆံုအေနႏွင့္ တင္ျပရန္သတ္မွတ္ထားေသာ ရက္ထက္ေက်ာ္လြန္၍တင္သြင္းခဲ့သည္။ အေသးစိတ္ေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္မ်ားကိုသိရွိလိုပါက အစီရင္ခံစာ(A/HRC/39/CRP.2) ကိုၾကည့္ပါ"
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council
Format/size: pdf (809K)
Date of entry/update: 19 September 2018