Who we are

Current members of the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar.

Yanghee Lee

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Marzuki Darusman

Former Chair of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

Chris Sidoti

Former Member of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

Special Advisory Council for Myanmar

We are an independent group of international experts working to support the peoples of Myanmar in their fight for human rights, peace, democracy, justice and accountability.


For more than half a century the Myanmar military has oppressed the peoples of Myanmar, stifled their efforts to establish federal democracy, and committed grave human rights violations against them with impunity.

- Yanghee Lee

The actions of the Myanmar military are the actions of a terrorist group, under any United Nations definition of the term.

- Marzuki Darusman

Myanmar people are calling for international action under the Responsibility to Protect. In response, we want to see three cuts imposed on the Myanmar military: cut the weapons, cut the cash, cut the impunity

- Chris Sidoti

SAC-M emphasises that there must be no recognition whatsoever of the Myanmar military as a legitimate government of Myanmar. The military is nothing more than an armed terrorist group, representing the interests of a small elite, that has attempted to seize power over the country by force and forge its rule in blood.