ABOUT THIS REPORT
In March and April 2018, the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), undertook an as yet unprecedented large-scale and comprehensive human rights documentation investigation mission in the refugee camps and settlement areas in Eastern Bangladesh. The purpose of this investigation mission was to provide an accurate accounting of the patterns of abuse and atrocity crimes perpetrated against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and to help inform the policy decisions related to accountability in Myanmar. PILPG’s investigation team ultimately conducted 1,024 interviews with Rohingya refugees, and those interviews are the basis of this Report.
PILPG’s investigation collected more than 15,000 pages of documentation collected from the 1,024 interviews conducted by PILPG. PILPG reviewed all of this documentation and identified more than 13,000 instances of documented grave human rights violations. Based on all of this information, PILPG drafted an initial qualitative report to outline the factual findings and initial conclusions from PILPG’s investigation mission.
Since the conclusion of the investigation mission, and with substantial support from an array of international attorneys and international criminal law experts, PILPG has also been drafting an extensive legal analysis of the factual findings. PILPG will publish this analysis, along with recommendations for future justice accountability efforts in its second report. PILPG’s second report on the investigation mission, the Factual Findings & Legal Analysis Report, is forthcoming.
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