Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen



The Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017 adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/36/31 requesting the High Commissioner to establish a group of eminent international and regional experts with knowledge on human rights law and the context of Yemen for a period of at least one year, renewable as authorized, with the following mandate:

(a) To monitor and report on the situation of human rights, to carry out a comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights and other appropriate and applicable fields of international law committed by all parties to the conflict since September 2014, including the possible gender dimensions of such violations, and to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations and abuses and, where possible, to identify those responsible.

(b) To make general recommendations on improving respect for and the protection and fulfilment of human rights, and to provide guidance on access to justice, accountability, reconciliation and healing, as appropriate;

(c) To engage with Yemeni authorities and all stakeholders, in particular relevant United Nations agencies, the field presence of the Office of the High Commissioner in Yemen, the authorities of the Gulf States and the League of Arab States, with a view to exchanging information and providing support for national, regional and international efforts to promote accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Yemen;

The resolution requested the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts to submit a comprehensive written report to the High Commissioner, by the time of the thirty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council, to be followed by an interactive dialogue.


The Commission is composed of:


Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/36/31 on human rights, technical assistance and capacity-building in Yemen
29 September 2017



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