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Yemen: Military Intervention

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 99581, tabled on 6 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusion of the September 2020 report of the UN Group of Eminent Experts alleging that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen violate international humanitarian law.

Answered on

14 October 2020

The UK supports the UN Group of Eminent Experts (GEE), which is an important mechanism for ensuring accountability and supporting the promotion and protection of human rights in Yemen. The UK is deeply concerned by the allegations in the GEE's latest report. The UK calls on all the parties to the conflict to engage constructively with the GEE, investigate these allegations, protect human rights and comply with their obligations under International Humanitarian Law.