6 April 2019
The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) held their seventh meeting from 1st to 3rd April 2019.
The Commission discussed extensively the progress of its Evidence Collection and Verification Team (ECVT) with respect to depositions, documents and evidence collected from witnesses. The ICOE took stock of the work done so far and discussed the positive outcomes, challenges and limitations of the ECVT.
The ICOE deliberated on their proposed visit to Bangladesh and Cox’s Bazar. The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh has agreed in principle to meet with the ICOE in May 2019. The Chair of ICOE paid a courtesy call upon the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Myanmar to hand deliver their letter in response to the agreement of the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh to meet with ICOE.
The ICOE had a group discussion with potential witnesses from different communities regarding the situation in Rakhine State. They also met with the United States Ambassador and team to exchange views on the US. State Department report.
The ICOE also reviewed the framework of their preliminary report and agreed on outline of the final Report.
On their last evening, the ICOE met with several Ambassadors from European Union, Asia, ASEAN to brief them on their work.
Office of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE)
Nay Pyi Taw
6 April 2019