Taskforce on Yemen responds to Decisive Storm violations claims

The JIAT prepared a report for individual cases, including facts, surrounding circumstances, lessons learned and future recommendations

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An independent assessment taskforce has been formed in response to claims that the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces have committed violations while conducting military operations to support the legitimate government of Yemen.

The Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) was formed to assess claims and accidents and consists of 14 members with experience in military and legal fields. The members of the JIAT are jointly from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Republic of Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

The JIAT investigated claims after preparing an internal duty regulation governing its work, which includes customary procedures for assessing accidents occurring in such operations.

The JIAT depended on the customary procedures for investigating the facts and collecting evidence, proofs and documents and lists of targets. It also depended on international humanitarian law, international norms, rules of engagement, accident evaluation, and target mechanism.

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