Crisis in Yemen: Accountability and Reparations

Description: 

The conflict in Yemen is currently one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, yet is often forgotten by the international community. It is reported that close to 6000 civilians have been killed in the conflict and almost 9000 wounded as a result of indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes, artillery fire and rocket launches. Many civilians languish and are tortured in secret prisons. The suffering of ordinary citizens is exacerbated by blockades of humanitarian aid and food. The event aims to explore how war crimes, crimes against humanity and the most egregious human rights violations can be addressed to promote accountability and obtain reparations for the countless victims.

Please join the Stimson Center, the Washington Foreign Law Society, and ASIL for an in depth and expert discussion about the situation on the ground in Yemen, and what solutions can be found to end impunity and uphold fundamental international standards.

Speakers:

Stephen Rapp - Former US Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes;

David Crane – Former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; Professor of Practice at Syracuse University College of Law;

Sarah Leah Whitson - Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch;

Raed Jarrar - Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International;

Don Picard - Chief Legal Advisor, Yemen Peace Project; and Partner, Picard Kentz & Rowe;

Amanda Catanzano - Senior Director for International Program, Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee;

Waleed Al Hariri - Director of US Office, Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies; and Fellow-in-Residence, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute;

Kate Kizer – Policy Director, Win Without War

Date and Location

Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
The Stimson Center (8th Floor)
Address 1: 
1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip Code: 
20036