Mandate on experts’ group on Yemen extended

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The Arab countries’ group in the UN Human Rights Council succeeded in agreeing to pass a measure “Supporting the National Yemeni Committee”.

The measure provides technical, legal and expert support to the Yemeni National Committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations.

In contrast, international criticism of the report of international experts’ group on Yemen, led to the international community’s split over the decision to extend the team for a year.

The vote on the decision to extend the international experts’ group on Yemen, got the approval of less than half of the members of the Human Rights Council based in Geneva, making the mandate of these experts “deficient”.

The decision was approved by 21 countries, while eight countries including Saudi Arabia and Yemen objected, 18 countries abstained.

The Council is made of 47-member states.

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