(Human Rights Watch) – We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, write to urge you to support the High Commissioner’s call for an international, independent  investigation into civilian deaths and injuries in Yemen, a call repeatedly made by national, regional and international civil society organizations. Over the course of the conflict, the council has missed critical opportunities to address alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Yemen. On 2 October 2015, the council adopted HRC resolution 30/18, a deeply flawed resolution, drafted by Saudi Arabia, a party to the conflict, that ignored earlier calls for an international inquiry and instead endorsed a Yemeni national commission. A year later, the High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded that the national commission was “unable to implement its mandate in accordance with international standards.”