Saudi-led Military Coalition Announces Committee to Investigate Claims in Yemen
January 31, 2016
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The command of the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition to restore legitimacy to Yemen today announced the formation of a high-level independent committee to investigate the coalition’s actions in Yemen.
The committee of experts will be tasked with assessing the coalition’s rules of engagement involving citizens during this conflict. The committee will then provide the coalition with conclusions and recommendations to better respect international and humanitarian law.
Coalition spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asseri stated in a press conference that the coalition is committed to international law and protecting civilians in Yemen.
The coalition has and will continue to take all precautions to protect civilians, medical staff, humanitarian organizations and journalists in Yemen. The coalition also established a hotline with Doctors Without Borders to protect its facilities and staff in Yemen.