To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Written Statement of 7 July 2020 on Trade Update, what alleged incidents of violations of International Humanitarian Law in Yemen her Department has identified through the revised methodology.
21 July 2020
Assessments use all available sources of information – including some that are necessarily confidential and sensitive – so we are not able to provide details of the assessments.
Overall, there were a small number of incidents that have been treated – for the purposes of our analysis – as violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). However, these were isolated incidents that do not display any particular pattern, and our analysis shows that Saudi Arabia has a genuine intent and the capacity to comply both with IHL and the specific commitments it has made.