OHCHR / MYANMAR FACT FINDING

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A human rights expert warned that violence and allegations of human rights violations in Myanmar continue to impact the Rohingya community. OHCHR / FILE
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DATELINE: 18 DECEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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FILE - UNHCR OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH

1. Various shots, people fleeing

18 DECEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar:
“The situation has not quite subsided in Myanmar. We continue to hear burnings taking place, restrictions in place and therefore this continues to impact on the community.”

FILE - UNHCR OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH

3. Various shots, refugee fleeing

18 DECEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

4.SOUNDBITE (English) Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar:
“The evidence of course would be to make conclusions and recommendations to the Human Rights Council and this would, of course, in terms of our mandate, include recommendations on steps to be taken in the area of accountability for those who will be mainly responsible for having taken part or been involved in these mass violations.”

FILE - UNHCR OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH

5. Aerial shot Rohingya refugees

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A human rights expert warned that violence and allegations of human rights violations in Myanmar continue to impact the Rohingya community.

During an interview in Geneva (18 Dec), Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFMM) said that his team has gathered information from meetings with the Rohingya community in Cox Bazar, adding that “the situation has not quite subsided in Myanmar. We continue to hear burnings taking place, restrictions taking place. And this continues to impact on the community.”

The violations include mass killings, collective rapes, burnings and abductions.

Darusman said “the evidence of course would be to make conclusions and recommendations to the Human Rights Council and this would, of course, in terms of our mandate, include recommendations on steps to be taken in the area of accountability for those who will be mainly responsible for having taken part or been involved in these mass violations.”

In December 2017, the three-member team of independent experts paid a five-day visit to Malaysia where they met with the refugee communities.

The FFMM has had teams in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand. The Mission hopes to get access to Myanmar to hear the government’s turn of the events by the end of its mandate.

The FFMM was established by the Human Rights Council in March 2017.

It is expected to make its initial report to the Council in March 2018.
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