On video: ensuring effective UN mechanisms for responding to crimes under international law

Watch on video this side event held on 18 March 2019 at the Human Rights Council.

The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) is the latest accountability mechanism created with a mandate that extends beyond traditional human rights monitoring, documentation and reporting.

It is similar to the International, Impartial, Independent Mechanism (IIIM) established for Syria which is also mandated to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyze evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses for the purpose of preparing files that can be used in criminal trials.

The panel discussed a range of issues including how can we ensure these mechanisms contribute to and complement the existing international criminal justice framework at the national, regional and international levels; what is required to ensure these mechanisms are properly supported and resourced; to what extent can these mechanisms effectively coordinate, including with the ICC; and, taking a long term view, what more could be done to narrow the accountability gap in the future.

This panel was the second in a series of panels on accountability hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands.

Opening Remarks:

  • Ambassador Monique van Daalen, Permanent Representative to the UN of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Moderator:

  • Saman Zia-Zarifi, Secretary General, International Commission of Jurists

Panelists:        

  • Andrew Clapham, Member of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
  • Sanji Monageng, former Judge/Vice-President of the ICC, and Commissioner of the ICJ
  • Stephen Rapp, Chair, Commission for International Justice & Accountability (CIJA), Distinguished Fellow, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice
  • Amady Ba, Head, International Cooperation Section, JCCD, OTP, International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Kingsley Abbott, ICJ Senior Legal Adviser for Global Redress and Accountability

Side event ICJ NL Accountability No2 (side event flyer, in PDF)

Watch on video:

Live now! Side Event #HRC40 : “Ensuring effective UN mechanisms for responding to crimes under international law” at the UN Geneva Monday 18th March, 1.30-3 pmPalais des Nations, Room XXVOpening remarks : Ambassador Monique Van Daalen, Permanent Representative to the UN of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Moderator : Saman Zia-Zarifi, Secretary General, International Commission of Jurists Speakers : – Andrew Clapham, Member of the Commission on Human Rights in South Soudan- Sanji Monageng, former judge/Vice-President of the ICC, and Commissioner of the ICJ- Stephen Rapp, Chair, Commission for International Justice & Accountability (CIJA), Distinguished Fellow, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and former United States Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice- Phakiso Mochochoko, International Criminal Court (ICC)- Kingsley Abbott, ICJ Senior Legal Advisor for Global Redress and Accountability Event organized by the International Commission of JuristsLivestreamed by Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos

Posted by Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos on Monday, March 18, 2019

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