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Legal Analysis Related to Sanction Designations on Members of Northwestern Command of the State Administrative Council (SAC)


This briefing outlines the key legal arguments pertaining to crimes against humanity and war crimes carried out by the State Administrative Council (SAC) in the context of the ongoing non-international armed conflict (NIAC) in Chin State and Western Burma. Select cases, compiled as part of the CHRO’s ongoing documentation activities, are used as reference points from across geographical locations which the CHRO has been closely monitoring and gathering first-hand information. Where required, information from credible secondary sources has been used. Within it are details of grave human rights violations having taken place in Matupi, Mindat and Thantlang townships of Chin State, and Magway and Sagaing Regions of Western Burma.

The objective of this briefer is to outline, and, where possible name the key decision-makers ordering the crimes outlined within this document. The CHRO has mapped the Tatmadaw hierarchy and command structure operating in Chin State and Western Burma for contextual reference for the initiation of appropriate individual and targeted sanction designations. The data has been compiled through access to leaked documents and interviews with defectors and eyewitnesses conducted by CHRO’s team of field workers. The primary objective of this briefer is to highlight why senior individuals within the below command structures and the specific battalions – that have designed and carried out attacks against the civilian population by targeting homes, livelihoods and lives – need to be considered for sanctions. It is also hoped that ongoing advocacy toward sanctioning regimes, such as those pertaining to aviation fuel and arms embargos will be supported by the following information within the report.

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2023.09.13.CJA CHRO KHRG Tom Lantos Comm. Statement

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Burma: Human Rights in the Aftermath of the Coup
September 13, 2023
Statement by The Center for Justice and Accountability; Chin Human Rights
Organization; Karen Human Rights Group Submitted for the Record

The Center for Justice and Accountability, the Chin Human Rights Organization, and the Karen
Human Rights Group thank the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for convening this
important hearing on the human rights situation in Burma in the aftermath of the February 2021
coup and for the opportunity to submit this statement for the Commission’s consideration.

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December 16, 2022
Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT, 2600

Australian Chin Federation and Chin Human Rights Organization
Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence
and Trade – Foreign Affairs and Aid Subcommittee


1. The Australian Chin Federation (ACF) was founded in October 2013 in Melbourne, Australia by Chin communities who have settled and are living in various parts of Australia, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, Coffs Harbour and Perth. AFC works with different nongovernmental organisations and church groups, including the Australian Chin Christian Council
(ACC), which as 21 individual local churches, in advancing and representing the interest and well-being of Chin communities across Australia, as well as those living within Myanmar and the region.

2. The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) is committed to protecting and promoting human rights through monitoring, research, documentation, education and advocacy on behalf of the Chin indigenous people and other oppressed and marginalized communities in Burma/Myanmar. Through our work, we envision meaningful social change and the full enjoyment of human rights
in a just, free and democratic society, where the equal dignity of all human beings is respected and upheld. CHRO was founded in 1995, by a group of Chin activists committed to documenting and exposing years of systematic human rights violations by State actors, previously unreported and unknown to the international community

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To protect and promote human rights and democratic principles