International Development Law Organization

Strengthening the capacity to investigate human rights violations in Yemen

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, has been devastated by armed conflict since September 2014. The conflict has received limited international coverage and human rights violations and violations under international humanitarian law suffered by the civilian population have been grossly underreported. All parties to the conflict have been linked to serious violations of international law, with inadequate accountability mechanisms in place to ensure justice for victims.

Funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Yemen, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to support the National Commission of Inquiry in Human Rights Violations in Yemen to enhance its capacity in monitoring, documentation, investigation and reporting techniques. IDLO will deliver a training of trainers supported by a practical manual to assistant investigators and field reporters to enhance their work on monitoring, documenting, investigating, collecting and analyzing evidence. IDLO will engage public prosecutors in the capacity building process in order to introduce them to the international legal framework and will support the National Commission in defining its future role, mandate and status as an accountability mechanism by building on its current work, national obligations and international standards.