Abandoning Yemen to War Criminals

Source: Antiwar.com
by Daniel Larison

“The United Nations body responsible for monitoring and recording human rights abuses effectively abandoned the people of Yemen last week. In a 21-18 vote with seven abstentions, the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) refused to extend the mandate of an independent investigation into war crimes committed by all sides in Yemen. Since its establishment in 2017, the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) had served as a limited mechanism for holding war criminals in the conflict accountable for their outrages against the civilian population. … The vote showed how indifferent most of the world still is to the plight of the people of Yemen after more than six years of carnage and famine.” (10/13/21)