April 7, 2010

All Quiet on the Northern Front?

Uninvestigated Laws of War Violations in Yemen’s War with Huthi Rebels

Map of Yemen’s Northern Governorates
Summary
Recommendations
To the Government of Yemen
To the Huthis
To Saudi Arabia
To the United Nations
To Yemen’s Donors and Concerned Governments
Methodology
I. The Sa’da War
The Huthis
Tribal Militia
Saudi Arabia
II. Applicable International Humanitarian Law..
III. Government Conduct and International Humanitarian Law..
Indiscriminate Attacks
Cases
Advance warning of attacks
Child Soldiers
IV. Huthi Conduct and International Humanitarian Law..
Summary Executions
Human Shielding
Deploying within densely populated areas
Child Soldiers
Pillage and Looting
Prevention of Flight and Denial of Access to Medical Care
V. Overview of Humanitarian Response and Challenges in Assisting Displaced Civilians
Overview of Humanitarian Response
Challenges in Assisting Displaced Civilians
Acknowledgments