Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen

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Mandate

On 29 September 2017, the Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner (through Resolution A/HRC/RES/36/31)  to "establish a Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen.The Experts’ mandate was renewed on 28 September 2018 through Resolution  A/HRC/RES/39/16.

The following is the mandate to the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen:

  • 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 written report to the High Commissioner by the time of the forty-second session, 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 2019.

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.

Public hearings

Members

The Commission is composed of:

  • Mr. Kamel Jendoubi (Tunisia), Chairperson
  • Mr. Charles Garraway (United Kingdom), Member
  • Ms. Melissa Parke (Australia), Member
  • Privileges, immunities and facilities:

  • The GEE shall enjoy the privileges and immunities accorded to experts on mission under Article IV of the 1948 Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the UN, and the OHCHR staff of the GEE shall enjoy the privileges and immunities of officials under Article V and VII of the Convention in the implementation of this mandate.

Documentation

Human Rights Council Resolutions

28 September 2018: Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/39/16 on Human Rights in Yemen

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

Report

28 August 2018: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights containing the findings of the Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts and a summary of technical assistance provided by the Office of the High Commissioner to the National Commission of Inquiry  A/HRC/39/43

List of issues shared with the parties

28 August 2018: Yemen: Possible war crime (Video)

28 August 2018: UN experts say parties involved in Yemen conflict may be guilty of war crimes (Audio)

Webcasts:

26 September 2018: Interactive Dialogue at the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Yemen    

28 August 2018: Press Conference on Publication of Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights containing the findings of the Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen

Press Releases

Human Rights Council adopts eight resolutions, extends mandate on Yemen and others
28 September 2018
English | French   

Yemen: United Nations Experts point to possible war crimes by parties to the conflict
28 August 2018
Arabic | English | French

Yemen: Zeid appoints group of eminent international and regional experts
4 December 2017
Arabic | English

Human Rights Council Adopts 11 Resolutions and a Presidential Statement
29 September 2017
English | French

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Statements

Feature Stories

Infographics

Miscellaneous

Video

Photos

Contact

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

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