The conflict in Yemen is currently one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, yet is often forgotten by the international community. It is reported that close to 6,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict and almost 9,000 wounded as a result of indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes, artillery fire and rocket launches. Many civilians languish and are tortured in secret prisons. The suffering of ordinary citizens is exacerbated by blockades of humanitarian aid and food. The event aims to explore how war crimes, crimes against humanity and the most egregious human rights violations can be addressed to promote accountability and obtain reparations for the countless victims.
The American Society for International Law, the Stimson Center, and Washington Foreign Law Society are joining together for an in-depth and expert discussion, led by Amb. Stephen Rapp and Former Chief Prosecutor David Crane, about the situation on the ground in Yemen, and what solutions can be found to end impunity and uphold fundamental international standards.
Date: June 26, 2018
When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stimson Center, 8th Floor