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December 13, 2019

The Special Unit on International Criminal Justice held its first meeting (29 November, Nay Pyi Taw)

Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo delivers the opening speech at the first meeting of the Special Unit on International Criminal Justice at the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo delivers the opening speech at the first meeting of the Special Unit on International Criminal Justice at the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The first meeting of the Special Unit on International Criminal Justice was held at the Union Attorney General’s Office at 10:30 a.m. today.
Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo attended the meeting and delivered the opening remarks. In his opening remarks, he mentioned that the President Office had formed the Special Unit on International Criminal Justice to effectively support the International Criminal Justice matters on 25-11-2019. This Special Unit was comprised of representatives from Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of Judge Advocate General, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. International crimes mainly include war crimes, rimes against humanity and genocide. Regarding the functions of the Special Unit, he said that the Special Unit will make advice on international criminal laws, respective conventions, international criminal justice and court’s procedures as well as relevant domestic laws.

In addition, the Special Unit will also have to evaluate development of international laws and its effort on the State. Then the Special Unit shall report their findings to the authorities concerned in a timely manner.
After that, members of the Special Unit on International Criminal Justice discussed on the responsibilities and programs of the Special Unit.
The Deputy Attorney General U Win Myint, the President Office’s Advisor Ambassador U Maung Wai, Directors General, Deputy Directors General, Special Unit members and other invited persons attended the meeting. — MNA

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