In response to today’s call by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for international investigations into alleged violations in the Yemen conflict, Magdalena Mughrabi, Interim Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International, said:
“We welcome the UN High Commissioner’s call for the establishment of an international, independent body to carry out investigations into allegations of grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law being carried out by both sides of the conflict in Yemen.
The UN Human Rights Council must show that it is taking the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Yemen seriously and must now mandate an international investigation immediately. There is no time to lose.Magdalena Mughrabi, Interim Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International
“Amnesty International has been calling for such an investigation for months, and so far the response from the international community has been woefully inadequate.
“The UN Human Rights Council must show that it is taking the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Yemen seriously and must now mandate an international investigation immediately. The lack of accountability perpetuates the suffering of victims of attacks and encourages further unlawful attacks on schools, hospitals, homes and marketplaces. Women, men and children of Yemen should suffer no longer. There is no time to lose.”