Myanmar (through the anti-coup parliamentary committee) instructs Volterra Fietta to advise on and pursue international legal proceedings against the unconstitutional and illegitimate military regime

Myanmar (through the anti-coup parliamentary committee) instructs Volterra Fietta to advise on and pursue international legal proceedings against the unconstitutional and illegitimate military regime

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has publicly announced that it has instructed Volterra Fietta to advise on and pursue international legal proceedings against the illegitimate military regime that is responsible for the violent armed aggression directed against the people of Myanmar and their legitimate democratic representatives. 

From 1 February 2021, an unconstitutional and illegitimate military regime has been unlawfully directing a violent armed aggression inside Myanmar.  As announced by Myanmar’s sole legitimate representative, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (the “CRPH”), Volterra Fietta will support Myanmar to hold to account the perpetrators of these flagrant international laws violations before all relevant fora.

The CRPH’s recent announcement stated:  “[…] Myanmar, through the CRPH, has formally engaged the leading public international law firm Volterra Fietta to advise on and pursue international legal proceedings against the unconstitutional and illegitimate military regime responsible for the violent armed aggression directed against the people of Myanmar and their legitimate democratic representatives from 1 February 2021.  Such international law proceedings will take time but we will pursue them vigorously and steadfastly, so as to hold to account the perpetrators of these widespread and systematic human rights violations, including soldiers, police and common criminals.  We are gathering large volumes of evidence for use in such proceedings.  Myanmar’s legal team is led by Robert Volterra, one of the world’s most respected public international law specialists, and Álvaro Nistal, who has advised numerous States and victims in relation to human rights violations.  Volterra Fietta will support Myanmar’s efforts using the largest team of public international law experts in any firm in the world.  They advise and represent States from every continent, in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and other international courts and tribunals.

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma