Three countries stop arms sales to warring parties in Yemen

Three countries stop arms sales to warring parties in Yemen

Is the tide turning? Three governments in three weeks have said they will stop selling weapons to countries involved in the war in Yemen. Germany is the latest supplier to announce such a move, saying that as part of negotiations to form a new coalition government it...
First Step Towards Accountability in Yemen

First Step Towards Accountability in Yemen

Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva made progress towards achieving peace, justice, and accountability in Yemen by mandating a formal investigation into human rights abuses by all parties in the country. “Finally, the Human Rights Council is prioritizing the...
Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

“Do you have to be killed in an airstrike to count?” This is the despairing lament of a Yemeni doctor after seeing yet another child die from starvation, shown in the BBC film “Starving Yemen”. The powerful documentary was screened at a well-attended side event...
Yemen needs peace, not more bombs

Yemen needs peace, not more bombs

Control Arms today requested the ATT States Party meeting in Geneva to have an emergency agenda item on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia that are fueling the suffering of civilians in Yemen. This request was declined by the Chair, who said there was not enough time to...