The Panel of Experts on Yemen releases its report for the year 2021

The Panel of Experts on Yemen issued its report for the year 2021, which was submitted to the UN Security Council on January 25, 2022. It included documenting many violations committed by the parties to the conflict in Yemen, developments affecting peace, security and stability in Yemen, the activities of armed groups, and security Maritime and arms smuggling, financial and economic issues. The report devoted a large area to actions that violate international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

The report of the expert committee concluded with the following recommendations:

  •  The Panel recommends that the Security Council, in its upcoming resolution:
  •  Call on the Southern Transitional Council and the Government of Yemen to refrain from taking actions undermining the Riyadh Agreement and express its intention to impose sanctions on those who participate in these acts;
  • Call on the Houthis, the Government of Yemen, the Joint Forces and the Coalition to refrain from taking actions undermining the Stockholm Agreement and express its intention to impose sanctions on those who participate in these acts;
  • Call on parties to the conflict to refrain from using educational, religious and public institutions to incite hatred or violence against any group or nationality and express its intention to impose sanctions on those who are responsible for these acts;
  • Call on parties to the conflict to refrain from using schools, summer camps and mosques to recruit children and express its intention to impose sanctions on those responsible for these acts;
  • Call on Member States to increase efforts to combat the smuggling of weapons;
  • Call on parties to the conflict to take measures to prevent the further fragmentation of the economy of Yemen;
  • Call on parties to the conflict to ensure accountability for violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed by their forces and to provide immediate redress and support to victims;
  • Call on Member States, parties to the conflict and other relevant stakeholders to consider establishing transitional justice mechanisms for Yemen;
  • call on the parties to the conflict to take all appropriate measures to actively search for persons reported missing, to put in place appropriate channels to enable communication with the families of such persons;
  • Call on the Houthi forces to take measures to stop the indiscriminate use of landmines, record their placement and remove existing landmines from civilian areas under their control.
  • The Panel recommends that the Security Council include in the agenda of the monthly meeting on Yemen a focused discussion on the challenges faced by female detainees in Yemen, as presented in annex 9, and include these women in future transitional justice initiatives and the use of educational, religious and public institutions to disseminate hate speech, encourage violence and recruit children.

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