The Human Rights Council should push for more accountability in Yemen
18 September 2014
Since 2011, Yemen has experienced significant social and political developments. Massive protests finally resulted in the resignation of President Saleh in November 2011, when he signed the agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The road-map associated with it involves a series of measures to be implemented in order to guarantee an effective political transition. In parallel, Yemen has been subjected to the attention of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and has taken a series of steps to improve the human rights situation in the country.
FIDH believes that the upcoming HRC session (HRC 27, 8-26 September 2014) is an opportunity to both reflect on progress made and on ongoing challenges in terms of promotion and protection of human rights in Yemen. The resolution to be adopted under item 10 (“technical assistance and capacity-building”) in September 2014 should include more substantive language on the above-mentioned issues in order to encourage the Yemeni authorities to fulfil their obligations to protect the most vulnerable groups, to combat impunity, and to uphold civil and political rights.
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