In 2016, Saud Arabia blocked an attempt in the UN Human Rights Council to send a UN commission to probe war crimes in Yemen. The oil-rich Kingdom used its political-economic leverage, intensively lobbied and eventually replaced an independent commission by a partial Yemeni one.
Again, In 2017, Saudis are intimidating/threatening with economic-diplomatic sanctions if the NEW resolution (#HRC36), proposed by Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg and Netherlands,- to send an inquiry over war crimes in Yemen - to be voted by member states.
Alas, instead of socialising Saudi Arabia with international human rights norms, they are forcing the international community to bow for their terms and avoid accountability.
Let's support Canada/Netherlands initiative to an independent and comprehensive probe into war crimes committed by all conflict parties in Yemen.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call/write a letter to your government, your foreign affairs department, your country representative to United Nations Security Council and ask them to vote for #YemenInquiryNow
Human rights should be more important than petrodollars.
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Support the following human rights watchdogs NGOs, who are advocating/campaigning for an independent investigation into the ongoing war in Yemen:
- Mwatana Organization for Human Rights
- Amnesty International
- Human Rights Watch
- Amnesty International Nederland
- Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)