Yemen – UN Restructuring
By Ahad Lakhani
The mandate of the so-called Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen (GEE), which has been probing alleged atrocities in Yemen’s continuing war, has finally come to an end at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The 47-member council voted against the group’s mandate being renewed in a historic decision. Since its inception in 2006, this is the first time the UN’s human rights body has ever rejected a proposed resolution. A majority of member countries voted against a draft resolution proposed by several European countries and Canada to prolong the GEE group’s scope.
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