Human Rights Council appoints fact-finding mission on Myanmar to investigate abuse against the Rohingya Muslims

The  Human Rights Council appointed Ms. Indira Jaising (Chair), Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, and Mr. Christopher Dominic Sidoti as members of the fact finding mission on Myanmar. The mission has been tasked with establishing the facts and circumstances in which the alleged human rights violationsagainst the Rohingyas in the Rakhine State, at the instance of the military and security forces, including arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, sexual violence, forced displacement, and so on.

While the Council had encouraged the government of Myanmar to cooperate with the fact finding mission, the government has publicly dissociated itself from the resolution. The visa requests of all the members of the mission have also been subsequently rejected.