Yemen: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts to investigate violations of human rights and humanitarian law in Yemen.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK voted in favour of the UN Human Rights Council resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Group of Eminent Experts. We welcome the renewal of its mandate, although it is disappointing that a single consensus resolution was not possible. It is important to give the Group more time to fully examine the conflict and to ensure that their conclusions accurately reflect the conduct of all parties.

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