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Alkarama, SAM - a non-governmental organization (NGO) - and other Yemeni and international human rights organizations have issued an urgent appeal to the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council to intervene to end the political trials of detainees in Yemen.

On 23 December 2022, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the Special Rapporteur on Torture regarding the situation of Tawfiq Al Mansoori, Harith HAMID and Abdul Khaleq AMRAN, Yemeni journalists who were subjected to torture while in detention in the Central Security Camp prison in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

International Human Rights Day, 10 December, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and with it the introduction of common human rights standards “for all peoples and all nations”. This day serves also as a stark reminder that, whenever and wherever humanity's values are abandoned, humanity is at greater risk. Yet, today, the people of Yemen have been abandoned by the international community.

Our concerns
  • Gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by all parties to the conflict, including foreign actors;
  • Unprecedented humanitarian crisis, aggravated by the blockade imposed by the Saudi coalition and by the restrictions and diversion of humanitarian aid by the Houthi forces;
  • Continued, systematic and widespread practice of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture by all parties;
  • Impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
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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)
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Human Rights Council
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