Dispatches: Special UN Treatment for Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen? | Human Rights Watch

While all sides have committed serious violations of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch field investigations have uncovered numerous coalition airstrikes that were unlawfully indiscriminate, hitting residential homes, markets, healthcare facilities, and schools where there was no military target.

Yet the Council has reserved virtually all of its criticism for Houthi forces, which have used indiscriminate weapons and landmines that have harmed civilians, while remaining almost silent on coalition abuses. And though the Council has called on all parties to comply with their human rights obligations, and promised to impose sanctions on those who fail to do so, in practice it has only applied sanctions to Houthi leaders and supporters. This will only embolden coalition members to continue their abuses.

via Dispatches: Special UN Treatment for Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen? | Human Rights Watch.

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