The war in Yemen has resulted in a humanitarian crisis of tremendous proportions. In responding to the crisis, the UN Security Council, under its Article VII powers, established a framework for interacting with the various parties involved. This framework clearly requires all members states, and the UN, to assist Yemenis in pursuing a negotiated, political solution. Nevertheless, the conflict continues, and additional parties have become involved. It has now reached a point where the entire Yemeni population is suffering daily from shortages of the most basic necessities: food, water, shelter and medicines.
24 September 2018
This Side Event will examine the impact of the "Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights containing the findings of the Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts and a summary of technical assistance provided by the Office of the High Commissioner to the National Commission of Inquiry" presented to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council and how the Security Council resolutions have been implemented by the concerned parties, member states and the UN itself. It will also consider approaches to working toward establishing peace in Yemen and ending the bloody conflict.
Mr. Tahar Boumedra:
Mr. Boumedra served first as Chief of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) (2009-2012), Human Rights Office, and then as adviser to the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Iraq. He has a deep knowledge of the involvement of non-state actors in Iraq and in other Arab countries. 2:42
Mr. Ahmed Al Quraishi:
Mr. Al Quraishi is a researcher and writer. As a journalist, he has worked extensively in Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Gulf region over the past 24 years. He is currently associated with in independent, Islamabad-based think tank (projectpakistan21.org). 31:06
Mr. Christopher Gawronski:
Mr. Gawronski studied law at Ohio State University with a focus on international law and is now working with Geneva International Centre for Justice. Previously, he spent six years living and working in the Middle East.
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