(Mwatana) – In a statement released today, Mwatana Organization for Human Rights stated that establishing an independent international mechanism to inquire into human rights violations perpetrated by all parties to the conflict in Yemen has become an urgent exigency. In its statement, the Organization called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) to take […]

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(HRW) – Yemenis were again mourning their children this weekend – this time in Taizz, Yemen’s third largest city. Houthi-Saleh forces indiscriminately shelled a residential neighborhood killing three children – two of whom were playing football – and gravely wounding nine more, activists said. The same day, a world away, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

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(United States Representative Ted Lieu) – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) led a letter to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley urging her to join the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in calling for an independent, international investigation into the allegations of human rights violations committed by all parties to […]

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(Reuters) – China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea. For three years running U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein has asked the […]

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(HRW) – The Saudi-led coalition carried out five apparently unlawful airstrikes in Yemen since June 2017 that killed 26 children among 39 civilian deaths, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks, which struck four family homes and a grocery, in one case killing 14 members of the same family, caused indiscriminate loss of civilian life in violation of the […]

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(HRW) – Members of the Saudi-led coalition have sought to avoid international legal liability by refusing to provide information on their role in alleged unlawful airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today. In 2017, Human Rights Watch wrote to the coalition and its current and former members urging them to release information on their investigations and […]

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(The Guardian) – More than 1,100 children have been killed in Yemen, most in airstrikes by the Saudi military coalition, while some as young as 10 have been recruited to fight, according to the latest UN figures on the three-year conflict. Based on interviews with survivors, witnesses and family members as well as site visits, a report […]

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(The Guardian) – Human rights groups have urged the UN to establish an independent inquiry into abuses during the Yemen conflict, which has spiralled into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The UN human rights council has verified the deaths of more than 5,000 civilians since the outbreak of war in March 2015, although the actual number is likely […]

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