Maat News Bulletin - 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - Thursday 9/26/2019
Deputy High Commissioner The situation in Yemen is the worst in the world
The Deputy High Commissioner affirmed that the conflict in Yemen has turned into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, resulting in serious human rights violations and violations of international law. Between August 2016 and March 2019, the National Commission issued six reports, which have so far documented more than 17,000 human rights violations from Before the various parties to the conflict. The committee has stepped up its efforts to reflect the violations committed by all parties, including the Houthi forces and the Arab coalition forces. Under these harsh conditions, the national committee works, with a difficult mandate to investigate human rights violations, and the national committee still faces great challenges, as it is still unable to reach parts of Yemen's lands.
Yemen The team of experts relied on false non-neutral sources
The delegate of Yemen confirmed that the National Commission for Investigation is a mechanism to reach the truth without the need for other mechanisms, and confirms that the team of experts received 4 million dollars and relied on false non-neutral sources, while the budget of the National Commission is 800 thousand dollars and has many teams throughout the country. The matter that the commission needs to be reviewed automatically, and that he is aware of the increasing concern of the international community regarding the suffering of Yemen, but these efforts did not appear effectively, stressing that the cause of the conflict in Yemen was the illegal coup of the Houthi militia in Sana'a when its constitutional declaration was issued that caused the introduction of chaos and violations. In Yemen, he added that the Yemeni government calls for focusing on protecting Yemen and pushing the siege on the city of Taiz. He also called for examining the case of Yemen under Article 10, encouraging the work of the National Committee and more cooperation with the High Commission.
Egypt The council’s role should be to support and protect human rights
The delegate of Egypt affirmed that the decision to extend the term of the Special Group of Experts on Yemen is against the desire of the state. He also stressed that the proposers for this decision did not take into account the desire of the state itself, and that the role of the Council must be to support and protect human rights and work to prevent any violation. The state's desire to achieve the required results must be respected. The draft resolution is rejected, and everyone is required to vote against the draft resolution
Bahrain must end the Houthi coup
The delegate of Bahrain stressed that to end the conflict in Yemen, the Houthi coup must end and called for a reassessment of the situation in Yemen and the need for the expert team to rely on correct information, and praises the efforts of the National Committee in monitoring the violations that occur in Yemen, and that it is the most capable of monitoring violations because of its presence in Yemen and that it is working in the field This makes it easier for them to monitor violations.
Saudi Arabia The experts' report contains many inaccuracies
The representative of Saudi Arabia indicated that despite our support for the mandate of the expert group at the beginning, but when the report was issued full of fallacies, we rejected this mandate. The report issued in August carries many inaccuracies and the continuation of the working group in this makes it not credible, stressing that he proposed to the project proposals to establish an investigation mechanism Others are independent instead of the mandate of the Group of Experts, but they have not been approved. He added that this decision includes new escalation decisions and will contribute to the Houthi militia continuing violations and breaching international law.
Kuwait must achieve security and stability for the Yemeni people
The Kuwaiti delegate praised the efforts made by the Arab coalition countries towards restoring hope to the Yemeni people and achieving security and stability for them, stressing the keenness of the State of Kuwait to continue its support for Yemen to alleviate its humanitarian suffering and enable it to obtain the basic requirements of life, and stressed that to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the Gulf initiative must be adhered to. Its implementation mechanisms, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, compliance with Security Council Resolution 2216, and participation by Yemeni parties in political consultations.
Tunisia We thank UNHCR for its efforts in Tunisia
The Tunisian delegate expressed her appreciation for the efforts made by the High Commissioner to open its office in Tunisia since 2011, in order to provide assistance in priority areas such as combating terrorism, eliminating discrimination, combating discrimination against women, and supporting national and judicial institutions, stressing the importance of having neutral cooperation A true partnership, constructive dialogue and avoiding interference and duplication
Egypt Safe havens must be denied to terrorist groups
The delegate of Egypt emphasized that terrorism is one of the most important challenges facing the world now. He also stressed that terrorism represents one of the challenges to democracy and the role of the law, as it affects basic human rights and affects the right to life, and he called for a mechanism for renewing cooperation in order to ensure that the Council works in a unified approach towards crimes The ugliness that lags behind terrorism, stressing the importance of the role of the Special Rapporteur to protect human rights and confront terrorism, and that the challenge of terrorism requires international cooperation to deny terrorist groups safe havens, while reaffirming the state's duties in promoting and protecting human resources, and states must assume an obligation to ensure Anti-terror measures.
The UAE must facilitate the arrival of aid to Yemen
The UAE delegate affirmed his support for the efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General and his Special Envoy for Yemen to persuade the Yemeni conflict parties to fully implement all relevant Security Council resolutions. He also welcomed the completion of the drafting of the new constitution with the approval of all Yemeni partners, which would allow the completion of the political transition process based on the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and called on the international community to work to facilitate the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid to all parts of the country, and urged all donor countries and organizations to die In its commitment to provide financial support for the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen for the year 2019, and that the UAE has provided more than $ 5.91 million to cover basic humanitarian needs.