HRW: Saudi-UAE Coalition Escaping Legit Investigations Into Yemen War Crime
Yemen civil war that instigated in March 2015, has witnessed the brutal killings, injuries, and displacement of unnumbered Yemeni civilians. United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that over 6,592 civilians have been killed and 10,470 wounded, as of August 2018, at the hands of airstrikes conducted by Saudi Arabia-led coalition.
The Saudi UAE military coalition, which is claimingly fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has recently been denounced by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The entity has accused Saudi and UAE of making “Dubious conclusions” in analysis regarding the air strikes, and neglecting a fair investigation into alleged war crimes.
In a condemnatory 90-page report issued by the HRW, Saudi and UAE alliance’s investigative body, the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), has been accused of “Absolving coalition members of legal responsibility in the vast majority of attacks.”
According to HRW, JIAT investigations are playing foul, with negligible effort to probe personal criminal responsibility for wrongful air attacks on the Yemen soil.