Yemen: Military Intervention:Written question - 60043

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 16 January 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Yemen: Military Intervention
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the Joint Incident Assessment Team to conduct effective investigations into breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen; and what representations he (a) made and (b) received on the appointment of Mansoor Al-Mansoor to that team.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 24 January 2017

The Coalition announced the formation of the Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) in May 2016 and gave further details of the composition and investigation process during a press conference on 4 August. They conveyed that the JIAT would comprise representation from 6 Coalition countries, would operate with independence and neutrality, and will conduct investigations in accordance with international processes.

The UK has not been directly involved in investigations undertaken by the JIAT, but has supported its development, including through the delivery of training sessions and meetings.

Appointments made to the JIAT are a matter for the Coalition to respond to.

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