Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen

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Mandate

The Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017 requested the High Commissioner (through Resolution A/HRC/RES/36/31)  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”

Operational Paragraphs 12 and 14 of the resolution provide the following mandate to the Group of Eminent Experts:

  • Monitor and report on the situation on Human Rights in Yemen
  • 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 possible gender dimensions of such violations,
  • Establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations and abuses
  • Identify those responsible for the violations, where possible.
  • Make general recommendations on improving the respect for and protection and fulfilment of human rights
  • Provide guidance on  access to justice, accountability, reconciliation and healing, as appropriate
  • 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, 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
  • 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.

Call for Submissions

The Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen invites interested individuals, groups and organisations to submit information and/or documentation relevant to its mandate as outlined above, in particular on allegations of human rights violations and abuses and international humanitarian law violations committed in Yemen since September 2014.

The Group of Eminent Experts accepts submissions in the English and Arabic languages at: GEE_Yemen@ohchr.org

The final deadline for information is 1 June 2018.

Submissions should include the name(s) and contact details of the author(s). 

Submitting entities/individuals should specify if their submissions, or parts of them, should be treated confidentially, and if so, which.

Please note that individual acknowledgements of receipt of information will not be sent to the author(s) unless specifically requested.

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

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Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen
Email: GEE_Yemen@ohchr.org

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