Past Event

The State of Human Rights in Yemen: Challenges and Lessons of Advocacy in Times of Conflict

October 15, 2019
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Columbia Law School JG 105

For over four years, the conflict in Yemen has caused massive destruction and had an unprecedented impact on civilians. The death toll is approximately 10,000, 250,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the conflict this year alone, and over 24 million people, or 80% of the population, need assistance to survive. What can be done to defend human rights and protect civilian life in Yemen? What is the role of the international community in redressing the grave human rights violations in Yemen and holding perpetrators accountable for war crimes? 

Join us for a discussion of these issues with Radhya al-Mutawakel, Chairperson and Co-founder, and Ali Almurtadha, Researcher, from the Yemeni organization Mwatana for Human Rights. The discussion will be moderated by Priyanka Motaparthy, Director of the Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at the Human Rights Institute.

Lunch will be served