UN Fact-Finding Mission to Hold Press Briefing in Jakarta

GENEVA (2 August 2019) – The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar will hold a press conference in Jakarta on 5 August 2019 to brief the media about their latest work, including their upcoming report on the economic interests of Myanmar’s military.

The briefing will be led by Mission Chair Marzuki Darusman and fellow Expert Christopher Sidoti, who are in Indonesia as part of a working visit. It will take place Monday at 12:00 noon Jakarta time (07:00 Geneva time) at the United Nations, Menara Thamrin Building, Papua Room, Level 7, JL MH Thamrin Kav 3, Jakarta, 10250.

The full report, as well as infographics, audio-visual materials, and summary translations in the Myanmar language, will be posted Monday at 12:00 noon Jakarta time (07:00 a.m. Geneva time) on the Fact-Finding Mission’s Web page: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/MyanmarFFM/Pages/Index.aspx

The Mission is scheduled to present its final report to the UN Human Rights Council on 16 September 2019.

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Background

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, 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.

The Experts 

Marzuki Darusman, lawyer and human rights campaigner and former Attorney-General of Indonesia, is chair of the fact-finding mission. The other two members of the fact-finding mission are Radhika Coomaraswamy, a lawyer and former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict; and Christopher Sidoti, an international human rights lawyer and former Australian Human Rights Commissioner.

For more information and media requests, please contact: Todd Pitman in Jakarta/Bangkok (Mobile: +66 63 216 9080 / [email protected]), or Rolando Gómez in Geneva (Tel: +41 22 917 4411 or +41 79 477 4411 / [email protected]).

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