A powerful, mobile optimized data visualization and story detailing institutionalised human rights abuses by Myanmar’s military.
DataMade worked with the Security Force Monitor, Diga Communications, Cecilia Palmér Studio and dot.studio to build a powerful, mobile optimized data visualization and story detailing human rights abuses in Myanmar.
Led by Min Aung Hlaing since 2011, the Myanmar Army has been accused of committing crimes against humanity for over a decade, in particular after it overthrew Myanmar’s democratically-elected government in 2021. Establishing the chain of command is one of the key elements in determining who should be held accountable for war crimes or crimes against humanity, but the Myanmar Army is one of the most secretive and opaque militaries in the world.
For the first time, Security Force Monitor has through extensive research mapped the Myanmar Army’s entire chain of command. Their findings detail the hierarchy and control exercised by senior commanders over hundreds of units active from 30 March 2011 to 30 March 2023 and reveal patterns of alleged abuse.
DataMade collaboratively designed and implemented an interactive website showing the command structure of the Myanmar Army and identifying who was in command when each alleged human rights abuse was committed.
A view of the Myanmar military chain of command, identifying commanders and their count of human rights abuse allegations
Detail pages for each commander in the Myanmar army and detailed links and sources for each allegation