NCIAVHR Concludes Assessment Meeting with Field Researchers about Work Accomplished in 2023

NCIAVHR Concludes Assessment Meeting with Field Researchers about Work Accomplished in 2023

Aden | February 28, 2024

The National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights (NCIAVHR) concluded its first periodic meeting with its field researchers in the Republic’s governorates for the new year of 2024, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the interim capital, Aden.

The periodic meeting, attended by 40 field researchers, lasted three days and reviewed the most important findings of the monitoring and documentation efforts for the previous year, 2023. It also assessed the level of achievement, quantitatively and qualitatively, to measure the progress made in implementing the monitoring and documentation plan in light of the general strategy of the Commission.

The meeting, inaugurated by the Commission Chairman, Judge Ahmed Al-Maflehi, and chaired by Commission members, addressed the main challenges in fieldwork, the challenges faced by reporters, and the means to overcome them. It also discussed technical observations on monitoring and documentation activities and proposed performance improvement suggestions for the new year.

Assistant investigators also discussed with the Commission reporters the review and evaluation of monitoring and documentation activities based on monitoring forms, discussed the level of work with investigators’ feedback, and identified strengths and weaknesses in monitoring and documentation activities to enhance effectiveness and improve performance, presenting them to Commission members for consideration.

In the same context, Emma Walker, the Human Rights Officer at the High Commissioner’s Office, discussed with Commission reporters the monitoring and documentation of human rights violations and their challenges. In a separate meeting with Commission researchers, she discussed the monitoring and analysis of human rights violations and international humanitarian law.

Over the three days, the meeting addressed identifying needs and priorities for expanding the scope of monitored violations and reaching new areas. It discussed the requirements for field visits to violation areas, prisons, and detention centers, and discussed ways to implement them in the context of political, military, and security developments and their impact on accessing victims.

Additionally, the meeting summarized proposals and recommendations for developing monitoring and documentation activities and their implementation methods in light of the Commission’s plan for 2024.

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