Office of the President (Press Release 8/ 2018)

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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 MyaThein: Member

Former Chair of the Constitutional Tribunal

of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Ambassador KenzoOshima: Member

Former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

 

Prof. Dr. AungTunThet: 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.