Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Establishes the Independent Commission of Enquiry

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 8/2018

Third Waning Day of the Second Month of Waso 1380 ME
30 July 2018

Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Establishes the Independent Commission of Enquiry

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has today established the Independent Commission of Enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in Rakhine. The Independent Commission will investigate the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, following the terrorist attacks by ARSA.

The Commission comprises the following personalities:

Ambassador Rosario Manalo: Chairperson
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Philippines
Former Chair and Current Representative of the Philippines to CEDAW

U Mya Thein: Member
Former Chair of the Constitutional Tribunal
of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Ambassador Kenzo Oshima: Member
Former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet: Member
Former Senior Official of UNICEF and Former Principal Officer
UN System Staff College

The Commission will be assisted by national and international legal and technical experts.

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