Report of the Justice for Yemen Alliance for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

 The Justice for Yemen Alliance has submitted a comprehensive report for the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Yemen to the United Nations.

The Abductees’ Mothers Association, a member of this alliance, participated in the preparation of the review. In its submission, the association documented 153 cases of deaths in detention between 2018 and 2022 in “Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Dhamar, and Ma’rib.” The causes of these deaths varied, including aerial bombardment of detention facilities, gunshot injuries, torture, and medical neglect.

 The report summarizes the comprehensive data of the alliance, direct experiences, and a deep understanding of the human rights situation in Yemen. Its purpose is to raise awareness, encourage accountability, and call for justice.

 This report is a testament to the strength of collective action and the impact that local organizations can have in shaping international dialogue on the human rights situation in Yemen.

 In its recommendations, the report addresses several priorities, including compliance by all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen with international humanitarian law and international human rights law, immediate disclosure of the destiny of detainees and the disappeared civilians, closure of unofficial prisons, and respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assemblies.

 The Universal Periodic Review for Yemen is scheduled for May 1, 2024, during the forty-sixth session of the Human Rights Council (April 29 – May 10) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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