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.
Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
To United Nations Security Council Ambassadors,
Re: Worsening crisis in Yemen and need for United Nations Security Council Action
Following the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on 12 July, where senior UN officials warned of a dramatic worsening of the crisis in Yemen, we felt compelled to write to you as the NGO Task Force on the Code of Conduct regarding Security Council action against genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
On Sunday, 12 February 2012, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) started a training course on human rights and justice mechanisms to activists of the Yemeni civil society. The training aims at preparing activists to face violations of human rights and at building their capacity in the area of justice mechanisms.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member and partner organisations in Yemen, Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights and the National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms (HOOD) jointly mandated a fact-finding mission to Yemen in August 2009 to assess the respect of human rights in the framework of the fight against terrorism in Yemen.
At the occasion of the examination of Yemen by the UN Committee against Torture, FIDH and HOOD are keen to share the first conclusions of their fact-finding mission with the experts of the Committee.
The present report …