- Systematic practice of torture and arbitrary detention, including prolonged detention devoid of any legal basis;
- Abusive counter-terrorism measures and unfair trials before the Specialised Criminal Court, often resulting in the death penalty ;
- Severe repression of freedom of expression through arrests and arbitrary detention of peaceful dissidents, including human rights defenders;
- Severe 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
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
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)