On 6 October 2022, DCI delivered a statement at the HRC51 on Item 10 – Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights – report of the High Commissioner A/HRC/51/62.
In the statement, DCI urges to:
- Encourage all parties to the conflict to pursue and extend the cease-fire and to start to draw up an agreement.
- Call on parties to the conflict to immediately stop all the attacks on civilian infrastructures such as schools and hospitals: it is essential for Yemeni children to go back to school in order to properly grow up.
- Call on parties to the conflict to immediately cease and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the armed conflict; and to ensure compliance with international human rights law and international humanitarian law including the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the involvement of children in armed conflict, to which Yemen is party.
- Urge the Yemeni authorities, in cooperation with international agencies, to ensure and maintain the access of humanitarian assistance, especially for children -including internally displaced and refugee children.
- Urge the Council and the Member States to create an international, independent criminal accountability mechanism for Yemen to ensure that all the crimes are addressed by the international justice system and to provide effective redress to victims.
- Urge all the countries to bring funds to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan in order to combat the world’s worst humanitarian crisis
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