Saturday, May 27, 2023
On Saturday, a meeting was held between the Chairman and members of the National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights (NCIAVHR) and the representative of the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council concerned with Yemen at the headquarters of the National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights (NCIAVHR) in the interim capital, Aden.
The meeting started with the Commission’s Chairman’s, Judge Ahmed Al-Muflahi, welcoming words for the representative of the Sanctions Committee team. Then, Mr. Muflahi affirmed the Commission’s appreciation for the positive cooperation of the Security Council to ensure access to the truth and the promotion of human rights, and the Commission’s interest in continuing this cooperation in the field of information exchange and assessment of the human rights situation in Yemen.
For her part, Ms. Elissa Qojit, a specialist in international humanitarian law and human rights law in the sanctions team, appreciated the role and efforts of the Commission in investigating and reaching victims, and emphasized the sanctions committee team’s follow-up to the work of the Commission, and her desire to be informed by the Commission of the recent developments in the reality of human rights.
Ms. Qojit expressed her desire to learn some information related to a number of incidents of violations that occurred in different governorates and be informed about the released detainees who were heard by the Commission in its office in Ma’rib governorate and the Commission’s visits to prisons and detention centers in areas under the control of the legitimate government.
Moreover, the Commission members provided responses to the inquiries submitted by the sanctions team and asserted to continue the cooperation between the Commission and the sanctions committee team with regard to accessing information and victims.
This meeting comes within the framework of the Commission’s activities related to working with international mechanisms concerned with the human rights file in Yemen.