American Center for Justice (ACJ) launches its Human Rights Report “Hajjah Governorates: Rights Violated and Freedoms Confiscated” on Sunday

The American Center for Justice (ACJ) launches on 28 August 2022, Sunday, at 7:00 pm Sana’a time and 12:00 pm DC time, its human rights report “Hajjah Governorates: Rights Violated and Freedoms Confiscated”, which monitors and documents human rights violations in the governorate during the period from January 2015 to December 2021.

President of the American Center for Justice (ACJ), Latifa Jamel, said that the center aims through this report to shed light on the extent of violations committed against the civilians from the governorate and to get the local and international public opinion to be aware of the human rights situation in the governorate during the reported period, in addition to reducing violations and calling for holding the violators of human rights accountable and fair redressing the victims fairly.

She also stated that this report was the result of the hard work and tremendous effort made by the field team of the American Center for Justice (ACJ) that was able to monitor and document numerous violations of international human rights law and in Hajjah Governorate which were committed by the Houthi group and affected large groups of civilians, as well as documenting international humanitarian law violations by the forces of the Arab Coalition during the same period. She also praised the efforts and performance of the researchers and their courageous and diligent performance in the most difficult circumstances.

For his part, Abdul-Rahman Barman, Executive Director of the American Center for Justice (ACJ), indicated that the report was based on accurate data collected through a scientific and methodological monitoring and documentation process and carried out by a group of qualified and trained monitors, who conducted a series of field visits, inspections and meetings, and listened to many victims and their relatives and witnesses in (31) districts in the governorate.

He added that the report was divided into five sections, the first related to violations of international humanitarian law committed by the Arab coalition forces, and the second to violations of international human rights law committed by the Houthi group distributed over extrajudicial killing, arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment, and denotating homes, planting individual mines, assaulting public and private property, forced displacement, preventing and obstructing humanitarian access, attacking freedom of opinion and expression, and imposing royalties and levies on citizens.

The third section was devoted to violations of childhood, and the fourth to violations related to women, while the fifth section reviews violations related to the educational process, in addition to containing results and recommendations.

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