Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

54

Session Type

Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

Yemen

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This resolution begins with a fair amount of praise and encouragement for the government of Yemen. It also contains some criticism, most of which is directed at all parties.
  • Yemen supported the resolution.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

Arab Group

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Expresses deep concern at the serious human rights abuses and violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in Yemen committed by all parties to the conflict…"
  • "Calls upon the Houthis to remove the obstacles that prevent access by relief and humanitarian aid, to release kidnapped humanitarian workers and to end violence and discrimination against women and targeting based on religion or belief."
  • "Expresses deep concern at all attacks against civilian objects, in violation of international humanitarian law, recalls the obligations of all parties to the conflict to take all precautions necessary to avoid and in any event to minimize harm to civilians and civilian objects…"
  • "Urges the Government of Yemen to take measures to protect civilians and to take appropriate measures with a view to ending impunity for all cases involving violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law…"
  • "Demands that all parties to the conflict work towards a comprehensive ceasefire…"

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0

  • Absent0