Two years on, the domestic investigation has stagnated with no progress sight. The Lebanese authorities have repeatedly obstructed the course of the domestic investigation into the explosion by shielding politicians and officials implicated in the explosion from questioning, prosecution, and arrest..
The Safer has been stranded without maintenance off Yemen’s coast since 2015 and holds an estimated 1.14 million barrels of light crude oil – four times the amount of oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez and enough to make the Safer the fifth largest oil spill in history.
It is important for the Council to adopt a resolution that reflects the gravity and the reality of the situation defenders face every day and is tailored to addressing the specific protection needs they face.
For two decades, U.S. operations overseas have killed tens of thousands of civilians around the world – primarily from Brown, Black, and Muslim communities – and exacerbated communities’ humanitarian needs.
Following the August 29th strike, the Pentagon initially insisted that the operation legitimately killed only military targets. However, following detailed external investigations, based on witness interviews and other evidence, you acknowledged civilian deaths and made a formal, public apology..
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will vote on a resolution under agenda item 2 to renew the mandate of the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen (GEE) for two-years in the context of the ongoing 48th HRC session.
It is now time for the Human Rights Council to step in, heeding the calls of the survivors, families of the victims, and the Lebanese people for accountability, the rule of law, and protection of human rights, and establish an investigative mission that would identify human rights violations arising from the Lebanese state’s failure to protect the right to life...
This September, the war in Yemen will reach its grim seventh-year milestone. The ongoing conflict has ravaged the country, inflicting immense suffering on the people of Yemen. At least 233,000 people have lost their lives, including 102,000 as a direct result of hostilities and 131,000 from indirect causes
On 6 February, the Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP), a special branch of the Public Prosecution responsible for prosecuting crimes that relate to “state security”, ordered his detention pending investigation over unfounded terrorism-related charges on the basis of secret NSA investigations that neither he nor his lawyers have been allowed to examine.
We, the undersigned organizations, focus variously on human rights, civil rights and civil liberties, racial, social, and environmental justice, humanitarian approaches to foreign policy, faith-based initiatives, peacebuilding, government accountability, veterans’ issues, and the protection of civilians.