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THREAD: #UN #IIMM Independent Investigative Mechanism for #Myanmar @koumjian updated since Feb 1 #coup, he has received over 200,000 communications, collected over 1.5 million items of evidence. Says facts show "widespread & systematic attacks" amounting to #CrimesAgainstHumanity
#UN #IIMM head @koumjian when asked what he thought of #US ex-governor @GovRichardson's visit to Myanmar meeting #military chief on Nov 2. Mr Richardson was said to be on 4-day humanitarian mission to #Myanmar. Since then, little information been released #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#UN #IIMM @koumjian declines to specify exactly how many files he has compiled related to the atrocities committed in #Myanmar since his mechanism was formed 2018. But says those who have committed the offences "should worry that the files are on them" #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
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Judge Furuqui of US DC District Court has ordered @Facebook to release content that related to #Myanmar govt dangerous speech targeting #Rohingya minorities. Judicial order at the @asilorg #ILIB link 1/
@Facebook @asilorg 28 USC §1782 allows requests of statements or documents for proceedings in for/int'l tribunals, subject to Stored Comms Act (SCA). SCA relies heavily on who is a "user" under the 1986 US Congress understanding of comms tech 2/
@Facebook @asilorg Gambia v. FB decision notes that SCA is not an internet privacy statute, but instead focused on comp networks instead (citing @OrinKerr's 2004 User's Guide to SCA from @GWLawReview). Gambia tries to argue that #Myanmar govt is not a "user" under SCA 3/
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We finally have the long-awaited decision in #TheGambia’s lawsuit in US federal court against #Facebook seeking disclosure of material for use in its pending case against #Myanmar at the #ICJ (alleging genocide against the #Rohingya). Here's an overview. 1/30
In brief, the federal magistrate judge handling this matter rejected #Facebook’s statutory & policy arguments and granted an order compelling Facebook to produce to #TheGambia the bulk of the material requested, but denying its request to depose a Facebook representative. 2/30
I previously tweeted about the party arguments in this litigation last year when the parties were filing their briefs. Those summaries can be found here: . In many respects, the federal magistrate judge has accepted #TheGambia’s arguments. 3/30
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🧵on #accountability & the work of #IIMM. Many have criticized the #UN in the last 4 months for only issuing statements & expressing 'grave concern.' But behind the scenes people are actively working towards a mechanism that will ensure accountability. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
1. Already in September 2018, the @UN_HRC has established an "ongoing 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 iimm.un.org
2. The #IIMM will "facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national, regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over these crimes", eg ICJ and ICC
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@UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet says #Myanmar disagrees with her office's findings on #HumanRights abuses/#violations but she renews her offer to engage with government as that's the best way to address issue. She also hopes to see women cabinet ministers after Nov 8 elections ImageImageImageImage
@UNHumanRights @mbachelet calls on #Myanmar to achieve successful & fair #elections for democratic transition by allowing all sectors of population including those living in #Rakhine #Chin #Shan to vote without discrimination. Regrets no steps taken to allow #Rohingyas to vote ImageImageImageImage
@UNHumanRights @mbachelet offers #Myanmar assistance in areas like #constitutional changes strengthening civilian/democratic control, activities to end #military impunity, new national identity based on tolerance/diversity & address statelessness to tackle #humanrights #abuses Image
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Update in #TheGambia v Facebook litigation in the US, where @Gambia_MOJ seeks a court order compelling Facebook to disclose various materials re #Myanmar. The Court has allowed another round of briefing, and @Facebook has filed a sur-reply. Here's what's happening. #Rohingya 1/11
Facebook argues that The Gambia’s application under §1782 asks for a subpoena with which Facebook could not lawfully comply. Recall that The Gambia seeks disclosure of posts by Myanmar officials & affiliated groups that FB has removed, plus drafts & private communications. 2/11
Facebook receives 1000s of requests from foreign gov'ts seeking user communications & it relies on the Stored Communications Act (SCA) to process them. FB says The Gambia’s approach would allow foreign gov'ts to obtain information about users w/out any legal process at all. 3/11
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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