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Monthly Updates

October 2022

Failure to renew and extend the UN-brokered ceasefire between the Yemeni government and the Houthis has led to fears of further violence. Fighting purportedly recommenced hours after the truce came to an end on 2 October, and an attack on an oil port by the Houthis on 21 October has drawn regional condemnation. The ceasefire, which had commenced on 2 April 2022, was the longest pause in fighting over the 7-year conflict. It led to a reported reduction in civilian casualties and displacements, and an improvement in civilian access to basic services and economic opportunities - although political violence continued throughout the ceasefire. 

September 2022

A Supreme Court judge was abducted and killed in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, by an armed group connected to the Houthi movement, according to the Yemeni government. Judges and administrative workers have suspended court operations in protest over the killing, demanding that those involved be charged. The killing is one of a series of violent incidents against members of the judiciary that occurred within a week between the end of August and early September 2022. Attacks against the judiciary over the course of the 7-year conflict have been documented in the 2020 Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, but the Yemen Judges Club has warned of escalation if an appropriate response to these latest incidents is not taken.

August 2022

The Yemeni government and Houthis agreed to a second two-month extension to the United Nations (UN)-brokered ceasefire that commenced on 2 April 2022. According to the UN, the pause in fighting, the longest in the conflict, has led to a 60 per cent reduction in civilian casualties, although there has been an increase in the number of children killed. The UN also reported a 50 per cent reduction in displacements. Flights continue to go through the recently reopened international airport in Sana’a and fuel imports have significantly increased, resulting in improved access to healthcare and other public services. However, the Houthi's commitment under the agreement to reopen roads, including those leading to the long-besieged city of Taiz, is yet to be implemented. According to analysis from the Middle East Institute, the future of the ceasefire remains precarious, with the Houthis reported to be using it to prepare for a continuation of the conflict.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
30 490 640
System of government
In Transition
Head of government
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed (since 2018)
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
First Past the Post
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0.0%
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1.1%
Last legislative election
2003
Head of state
President Rashad al-Alimi
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
23/01/2019
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
79.76%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
No Action
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
Arab Charter on Human Rights
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GSoD Indices

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