HRC36 Saudi Oral Intervention: Item 3 Intervention with SR on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 14 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal officer delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures. The intervention raised concerns over the Saudi-led Coalition’s total air and sea blockade on Yemen, which has destroyed Yemen’s economy and caused[…]

57 NGOs Call for an Independent International Inquiry into Rights Abuses in Yemen

Today, ADHRB and 56 other national, regional, and international nongovernmental organizations sent a letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council calling on the States to support the creation of an independent international investigation into widespread violations and abuses of human rights on both sides of[…]

The UK Aids and Abets Saudi Human Rights Violations in Yemen

On 13 December 2016, the United States blocked some arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns of civilian casualties in the kingdom’s participation in the conflict in Yemen. The United Kingdom (UK) has refused to follow the United States’ lead, with Prime Minister Theresa May rejecting calls to end some weapons sales. Her rejection comes[…]

Congressional efforts to stall US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon announced in early August of this year that the United States (US) Department of State approved a $1.15 billion potential sale of tanks, guns, and ammunition to Saudi Arabia, which is leading an international military coalition in Yemen. Sixty-four members of the House of Representatives signed a letter later that month to push[…]