Yemen

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Overview

All parties to the conflict in Yemen continued to commit violations of international humanitarian and human rights law with impunity. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition, supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government, and Huthi forces continued to carry out attacks that unlawfully killed and injured civilians and destroyed civilian objects, including food infrastructure. Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces carried out summary killings. Parties to the conflict carried out harassment, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, torture and other ill-treatment, and unfair trials, against individuals on the basis of their political, religious or professional affiliations, their peaceful activism or their gender. All parties perpetrated gender-based violence and discrimination. The government and STC used lethal violence to repress largely peaceful protests demanding measures to address the deteriorating economic situation. Parties to the conflict impeded the flow of food, medicine, fuel and humanitarian aid. The Huthi de facto authorities prevented Covid-19 vaccinations. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain lobbied state members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) against renewing the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen (UN GEE), forcing the termination of the only international, impartial investigative mechanism for Yemen. All parties to the conflict contributed to environmental degradation. Death sentences were handed down and executions carried out.

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