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20 February 2018
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UN Agrees To Send War Crimes Investigators To Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen to examine alleged human rights violations, in a last-minute compromise between some Western states and Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.

The council on Friday mandated Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN rights chief, to send a group of "eminent experts" to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthi rebels since March 2015.

The investigation will give the strongest international component yet to an examination of abuses by all warring parties in a country that the UN says faces the world's greatest humanitarian disaster.

Forwarded by: Gladys Agyeiwaa

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