Please join the Washington Foreign Law Society, the American Society of International Law, and the Stimson Center, 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.
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 event will focus on the devastating, continuing conflict in Yemen through the lens of international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, and aims to examine what remedies under international law can be pursued to hold those responsible to account and to rebuild the lives of the ever-increasing numbers of civilians torn apart by years of war. Click here for more information.
The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP for the event. This is a free event, but registration is required.
Amanda Catanzano, Senior Director for International Program, Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee
David Crane, Former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; Professor of Practice at Syracuse University College of Law
Waleed Al Hariri, Director of US Office, Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies; and Fellow-in-Residence, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International
Kate Kizer, Policy Director, Win Without War
Don Picard, Chief Legal Advisor, Yemen Peace Project; and Partner, Picard Kentz & Rowe
Stephen Rapp, Former US Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes
Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch