U.N. agrees international experts to probe Yemen war crimes

U.N. agrees international experts to probe Yemen war crimes
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44:32

The United Nations agreed on Friday to establish a group of eminent experts to examine all human rights violations commmitted in Yemen’s war and to identify those responsible.

(reuters) -- In a last-minute compromise hammered out between Western powers and Arab countries, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted by consensus without a vote a resolution which the Yemen delegation said it accepted.

“A credible international investigation is necessary in order to comprehensively, transparently, independently and impartially establish facts and circumstances surrounding violations with a view to put an end to the cycle of impunity in Yemen,” the Dutch delegate told the forum on behalf of a core group of Western states.

(Photo: Yemeni Red Crescent workers and civilians stand at the site of a Saudi air raid in the Arhab area, 20 kilometers north of Sana’a, on August 23, 2017. by AFP)

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