Spokesperson of the National Commission of the investigation on violations: expert report weak analysis. We have two reports to be released next week

Spokesperson of the National Commission of the investigation on violations: expert report weak analysis. We have two reports to be released next week

The spokesperson for the National Commission of the investigation into human rights allegations in Yemen, Eshraq al-Maqtari, described the recent International report on human rights violations in Yemen as very weak and no different from the reports of non-governmental civil society organizations, or any media reports.

The report of the Team of Experts of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) did not provide any new information and did not show any results, especially since the team had a substantial budget enabling it to be present in the field to conduct investigations, inspect victims and be present in the governorates. Yemeni, “probably because of the difficulties " pointing out that this is a disadvantage of international organizations.

The annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Yemen, violations, and abuses since September 2014, accusing Houthis militias of violations of international human rights amounting to war crimes, as well as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and government forces, was published yesterday. of human rights violations, and referred to flagrant violations against detainees subjected to electric shocks and rape.

As stated in the report, Al-Maqtari explained that he did not give a picture of the fact that it was the result of a team been investigating according to international standards, such as conducting weapons inspections and measuring the distances of parties in conflict zones, and the team did not go to the residential areas, nor did they investigate each case individually to find out who was the culprit. In every violation.

"We were in the National Committee, we hope that the report of the OHCHR expert team will be well served by the Yemeni community, so that it can hold accountable the officials and perpetrators, but it has not been more a legal analysis of the reality of human rights in Yemen, rather than the results of an investigation team Internationalist  ".

On the role of the National Commission of Inquiry into allegations of human rights violations, Al-Maqtari announced that next week the Committee will issue two reports, one of which is the fifth periodic report, on human rights violations, while the second is a special report on prisons in Yemen during three years of war, and monitors the types Violations in prisons and victims, in legal files completed, denying that the report of the National Committee merely compiled and analyzed data, as in the report of the Team of Experts of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which stated that it had merely reviewed, analyzed and dropped some files In a report.

It noted that the fifth report of the National Committee monitors 65 examples and models of the most prominent violations affecting Yemenis from all sides, noting that the work of the Committee is not to produce reports to supplement the local and international community, but rather to provide complete legal files that have been investigated and will be referred to the judiciary and put in Consideration of the issue of reparations, reparations, transitional justice and prosecution of the perpetrators, through presence in the field, especially the flaming areas, such as Hodeidah, Marib and Al-Baydha governorates, and many governorates.

"The Committee's work is not propaganda, but it conducts actual investigations in the field and meets with the victims," she said.

The spokeswoman of the National Commission of the investigation into allegations of human rights violations denied that the fifth report was delayed of its time by the end of August, and will be discussed at the September session of the Human Rights Council to be held in mid-September next year.

She also denied that a party had prevented the publication of the report on time and stressed that no one could prevent the investigation, as the Committee was National, noting that the fourth report in March had not been in the Committee's plan, but felt that it was important to issue it.

The recent report of the Human Rights Council addressed the technical assistance provided by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Yemeni National Committee for the Investigation of human rights allegations pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution No. 36/31, where it organized 7 training courses and workshops for commissioners and staff Committee on applicable international law, monitoring, documentation, investigation methodologies, report writing and administration, finance and information, as well as two sessions in November and December last year of the Commission's Human rights field monitors on methodologies for investigation, monitoring and gender integration and documentation under limited access.

The Commission held a workshop for the Commissioners of the National Committee in Addis Ababa last January on documenting violations and protecting human rights, and a training course for commission investigators in March in the Lebanese capital on investigation methodologies and another session in April for the Administration Commissioners said the report. Financial affairs of the National Committee, while UNHCR was unable to establish two additional training workshops planned in Geneva.


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