September 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
According to a Human Rights Watch report released on Friday, members of the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen have refused to reveal the results of their investigations on bombing the Arab country despite being legally bound to do under international law.
“No coalition member can claim clean hands in Yemen until all its members explain their role in scores of documented unlawful attacks,” said HRW Middle East Director Sarah Leah Whitson.
“It borders on the absurd for the coalition to claim its own investigations are credible when it refuses to release even basic information like which countries participated in an attack and whether anyone has been held accountable,” she added.
“Yemeni civilians who are paying the price of this war deserve far more than blanket denials or generic expressions of sympathy,” Whitson said.
“UN member countries should make crystal clear to coalition members that they are failing to meet even basic standards for transparency, and that – as none of the warring parties seem willing to do so – the Human Rights Council will step in and make sure these violations are investigated,” she added.