UN to create panel to prepare indictments over Myanmar atrocities

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Sep 27 2018 10:43 PM

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority. File/Reuters

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

Thirty-five of the council's 47 members voted in favour of the resolution calling for the establishment of an "independent mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011."