The Human Rights Council Extends the Mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts in Yemen

28 September 2018 – Today, on the final day of the 39th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), the HRC passed a Dutch-sponsored resolution (A/HRC/39/L.21) extending the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) in Yemen for an additional year, requesting the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights[…]

British Lawyers Calling for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the UN Human Rights Council

Although Saudi Arabia’s seat on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council does not expire until 2019, several British lawyers have recently launched a campaign calling for the kingdom’s removal from the Council. The two lawyers, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald said that the removal of Saudi Arabia would “act as[…]

Saudi-led Coalition’s Actions in Yemen Come Under Increasing US Scrutiny

On 6 December, United States President Donald Trump issued a brief statement in which he called on the Government of Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Yemen. In his statement, President Trump addressed the blockade as a humanitarian issue and stated that he had directed a member of his administration to reach out to[…]