Yemen: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 86598, in respect of the 33 allegations entered into the MOD tracker and awaiting assessment, (a) whether that assessment is now complete, (b) whether the incidents were evaluated under the revised methodology to consider whether they constituted possible violations of international humanitarian law, and (c) if he will publish the results of that evaluation.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Of the 33 allegations awaiting assessment, 30 have been assessed. All were evaluated using the revised methodology. Publication of specific information about these assessments is being withheld for the purposes of safeguarding national security and/or because its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State/other States.

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