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9/10/20 U.N. report calls for alleged war crimes in Yemen to be referred to International Criminal Court PDF Print E-mail
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By Missy Ryan

From The Washington Post | Original Article

A new United Nations report detailing atrocities in Yemen’s ­civil war calls on the U.N. Security Council to refer alleged actions by all parties in the conflict, including the Houthi rebels and U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, to the International Criminal Court for possible war crimes prosecutions.

The report, prepared by a panel of experts designated by the U.N. Human Rights Council, also urges the Security Council to expand sanctions against individuals involved in the conflict and to establish a criminal investigations body.

“The international community can and should take further initiatives to help bridge the acute accountability gap that persists in relation to the conflict in Yemen,” the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen said in its report, which focused on events between July 2019 and June 2020 and was based in part on more than 400 interviews.


 
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