SANA’A -The head of the UN expert team that is charged with investigating war crimes in Yemen, Kamal Jendoubi, said that Hadi’s government and the coalition have prevented the team from entering Yemen in order to investigate violations and crimes, and has refused to any answer any inquiries or questions so far.
Al-Jendoubi explained in an interview with Al-Masirah channel that the UN team’s approaches “are based on facts about violations that are studied and investigated by all sources, and the methodology of the investigation requires meetings with victims whether inside or outside Yemen.”
“Our approach is not to say to any party that we are with you or against you,” Jendoubi said, stressing the impartiality of his team and its reliance on international references in the field of human rights. He praised the response of authorities in Sana’a with the UN team, which showed its willingness to meet with the team.
“It was impossible for us to reach Yemen, and we are ready to go wherever we are allowed to go,” he said. “The war in Yemen must end. These casualties, famine, disease and destroyed infrastructure are enough,” he added.
Jendoubi pointed out that the Yemeni parties are unable to stop the war by themselves, and must be pushed to the table of dialogue by the international community. He pointed out that “international humanitarian law requires the international community to do what the law requires to push the Yemeni parties to stop the war.”
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