Friday, September 23, 2022
The Chairperson and members of the National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations to Human Rights (“NCIAVHR”) held a meeting with the head of the Dutch delegation to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The Commission’s members with the Dutch ambassador Paul Pinker and the mission human rights specialist reviewed the most important outcomes of the Commission’s tasks for the past period in documenting and investigating grave violations of human rights, accessing victims, fostering the rule of law, highlighting the most significant parts of its tenth periodic report.
Ambassador Pinker expressed the Netherlands’ understanding of the important work carried out by the Commission in Yemen, especially with regard to collecting information and preserving evidence, as it leads to justice and redress and helps avoid future human rights violations.
At the same time, the Ambassador stressed his country’s keenness to continue its financial and moral support for the Commission, which increases the chances of its independence and access to all Yemeni regions, which it started years ago.
This meeting comes within a series of meetings held by the Commission in Geneva as part of its participation in the activities of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council. It also aims to familiarize the international community and observers of the human rights file with the reality of the field scene and the steps of the Commission’s actions as a national mechanism to achieve equity guarantees.