A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Investigation committee meets diplomatic missions to Yemen
The National Committee for Investigating Claims of Human Rights held a meeting with ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions to Yemen with the aim of cooperation and information exchange on human rights.
They also touched on the conduct of the committee's operations and outcomes of the investigations reached in its third report which covered the period from September 2016 to June 2017.
The ambassadors were given copies of the third report issued by the committee on all violations committed by different parties across Yemen.
The committee's chief made a presentation on the methodology of investigation conducted the committee and its works in all governorates and districts, expressing willingness to partner with all civil society organizations interested in human rights.
Ambassadors of Britain, Russia and Turkey, and Representative of Germany stressed the importance of efforts made by the committee to defend human rights, urging to visit secret detention centers and prisons run by all parties.
The Russian Ambassador to Yemen expressed readiness to coordinate with the Houthi-Saleh militias to facilitate investigation of violations committed in the areas run by them.
Representative of the European Union to Yemen underscored the European Commission's concern over the human rights situation in Yemen and the need for cooperation between the committee and the commission in pressuring all parties to ensure humanitarian access to all affected areas.