ABSTRACT

U.N. Report Recommends Burmese Military Leaders Be Investigated and Prosecuted for Possible Genocide [September 4, 2018]   [open pdf - 339KB]

"The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (UNFFM) has recommended that the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) authorize the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute 'senior officials in the Tatmadaw' (Burma's military) for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The UNFFM found over the course of a nearly 18-month investigation that there are 'reasonable grounds' to conclude that: (1) Tatmadaw leaders planned a genocidal attack on the Rohingya that was implemented in September and October 2017 by Tatmadaw soldiers and other Burmese security forces; (2)'Crimes against humanity have been committed in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan States, principally by the Tatmadaw'; and (3) The Tatmadaw, other Burmese security forces, some of the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) committed war crimes."

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CRS In Focus, IF10970
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2018-09-04
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