People stand past houses destroyed in an outskirt of the northwestern city of Saada, Yemen September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Naif Rahma People stand past houses destroyed in an outskirt of the northwestern city of Saada, Yemen September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Naif Rahma

UNHRC adopts Egypt's proposal to monitor human rights in Yemen

By: MENA
Fri, Sep. 29, 2017
GENEVA - 29 September 2017: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted Friday a resolution proposed by Egypt to form a committee of international and regional experts on human rights law to monitor human rights condition in Yemen for one year and renewable.

The resolution, which was adopted in the conclusion of the 36th ordinary session of the UNHRC in Geneva has set the functions of the committee that include conducting a comprehensive examination of all alleged international human rights violations by all parties of the conflict in Yemen since December 2014.

The functions of the committee also include proving that such violations had in fact taken place and revealing the conditions and circumstances regarding these violations, in addition to identifying the perpetrators.

The committee will also provide recommendations on how to enhance human rights condition in Yemen.

Furthermore, the resolution urged the need to cooperate with Yemeni authorities.

The resolution demanded the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) to select the experts by the end of the current year at most.

In addition, the resolution was adopted without having to hold a vote on it.
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