Groups Call for Concrete Steps to Minimize Civilian Harm
Action Against Hunger joins 34 other organizations to issue the following statement ahead of the International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen:
The undersigned local, regional, and international organizations follow with great concern the military operations across Yemen and the collapsed September 2018 Geneva peace talks. The Yemen war has led to an economic and social collapse, including a currency crisis which puts millions of Yemenis on the verge of famine.
Recalling the August 2018 report of the UN Group of Eminent Experts, which found that all parties to the conflict have committed grave human rights violations, including some that may amount to war crimes, the undersigned organizations:
For the Human Rights Council to Renew the Mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts and to Enhance its Work
Tuesday (September 25th, 2018) – Sana’a
We, the undersigned NGOs, urge your government to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen through the enhancement of its reporting structure and strengthening language on accountability, as a matter of priority at the upcoming 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, taking place from 10 - 27 September.