Humanitarian Groups Call for Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Human Rights Abuses in Yemen

By

Yemen

A number of humanitarian organisations are calling for the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged abuses and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in Yemen throughout the conflict between the Houthi and Saudi-led coalition forces, a conflict which has been ongoing since September 2014. Such abuses and violations include: civilians being caught in airstrikes and crossfire, the recruitment of children as soldiers by both sides and the setting up of a blockade by the coalition which has prevented Yemen from receiving 90% of its fuel and food supplies which come from commercial imports.

As of 4th August 2015, it has been estimated that approximately 1,916 civilians have been killed in the fighting.

For a more in-depth account of this story, click the link below:

http://www.diplomaticintelligence.eu/middle-east/917-un-human-rights-council-create-commission-of-inquiry-for-yemen

Image source: orchidproject.org

Text source: Diplomatic Intelligence, August 20th – 2015

  • Members CV
  • 9BRi Lobbying Forum
  • Expertise
  • Events & Calendar