ADHRB calls on the UN-HRC-PR to work on replacing the inapplicable Resolution 2216 in Yemen

On 27 September, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 54 under item 4 during the General debate. ADHRB called on the UN-HRC-PR to work on replacing the inapplicable Resolution 2216 in Yemen.

We point your attention to U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216 and its impact on the human rights situation in Yemen. Despite being adopted three weeks after the war on Yemen began, the resolution was used to support this unlawful war that was launched without a U.N. mandate involving unlawful airstrikes and an unlawful blockade that had no identifiable military advantage that could justify the killing of over 500,000 civilians and the starvation of millions of people in Yemen. The fact that the resolution was biased towards one party was not surprising as it was drafted by states who launched the illegal war in support of an unpopular President who came to power in an unconstitutional single candidate election, then fled the country after overstaying his term, and has been in de facto exile ever since along with his unconstitutional successors in the President’s Leadership Council. More shocking is that support was given to this administration despite it appointing global terrorists to its cabinet and deploying the most dangerous terrorists in the World and foreign mercenaries. We ask: Where does legitimacy hide in those facts? It is readily apparent that an illegitimate coalition of monarchies supported by the Security Council has sought to restore an illegitimate President in an illegitimate war using illegitimate measures. Accordingly, we call on the Council to work towards replacing Resolution 2216 as it was never applicable to begin with, has done more harm than good, and only serves to obstruct the positive atmosphere of the ongoing peace talks.