In September 2017, during its 36th session, the UN Human Rights Council passed a breakthrough resolution mandating a Group of Eminent Experts to investigate violations and abuses by all parties to the conflict in Yemen and, when possible, to identify those responsible for the violations. The resolution constitutes a first step towards justice for victims of human rights abuses and grave violations of international law, including war crimes. It also sends an unequivocal message to all parties to the conflict that their conduct will be scrutinized and that the abuses they commit will not go unpunished. Despite the importance of this resolution, Yemenis are still suffering at the hands of all parties to the conflict, which continue to disregard their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.
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