Yemen: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review: 18th Session of the UPR Working Group, January/February 2014
In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations accepted during Yemen's previous UPR. Amnesty International is concerned that discrimination and violence against women do not seem to have been addressed in law and practice. Child marriages, especially of young girls, are ongoing. Juvenile offenders continue to be executed largely because of the lack of birth certificates, judicial training and good practices of determining age. Furthermore, violations by security forces and armed non-state actors have resulted in unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, and mass displacement of civilians.