- Consistent pattern of torture and arbitrary detention, including prolonged detention without any legal basis;
- Abusive counter-terrorism measures and heavily flawed trials before the Specialised Criminal Court, often leading to the imposition of the death penalty;
- Severe crackdown on freedom of expression and arbitrary detention of peaceful dissidents, including human rights defenders;
- Grave violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen.
Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
ICCPR Ratified ?
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
UNCAT Ratified ?
UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
ICPPED Ratified ?
Human Rights Council
Date last Universal Period Review (UPR)
UPR Next Review
Membership of Human Rights Council:
Term expires in 2019
National Human Rights Institution
Accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)