Yemen: Military Intervention:Written question - 105530

Asked by David Linden
(Glasgow East)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
Yemen: Military Intervention
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8059, on Yemen: military intervention, how many allegations of humanitarian law violations where civilians have reportedly been deliberately targeted by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen his Department is investigating.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 16 October 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) monitors all alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations arising from airstrikes reportedly conducted by the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen since March 2015. The UK is not party to the conflict and the MOD does not conduct investigations in to alleged IHL violations in Yemen. The UK continues to use diplomatic and military channels to engage with Saudi Arabia on IHL compliance. The Saudi-led coalition is best placed to investigate any alleged IHL violations through the Saudi-led coalition's Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) which the UK helped to establish.

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