Year of Stagnation: Annual Briefing of Human Rights (January 2023)


The war entered its eighth year in 2022 while the in light of the parties to the conflict continuing to commit gross violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The year 2022 witnessed many grave violations, as well as political, humanitarian and international events related to the war in Yemen. The principle of impunity is the salient feature of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, as each party seeks impunity, especially after the talk of undeclared political negotiations. The year 2022 was an extension of the previous years and a harsh year in terms of human rights for Yemenis. Since the outbreak of the conflict
in Yemen on September 21, 2014 a taking control of the capital, Sana’a by the Houthi group, the grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law have not stopped. In addition, the exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis, and many political and climatic incidents have contributed to making this year the year of stagnation without change on the military, human rights or humanitarian map. We documented in SAM documented more than 4,000 incidents of human rights violations in Yemen. These incidents included violations of the right to life, assaults on the right to physical integrity, arbitrary arrests and torture, and restrictions on political and press freedoms and personal and civil liberties from January 1 until late December 2022.

Year of Stagnation


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