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Human rights groups discuss Yemen conflict

23 March 2016

The Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) begin their inquiry into the use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen in hearing from representatives of non-profit organisations with an interest in the region.


Wednesday 23 March 2016, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Roy Isbister, Arms Unit, Saferworld
  • Oliver Sprague, Programme Director, Military Security and Police, Amnesty International
  • David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Tim Holmes, Regional Director, Middle East & Commonwealth of Independent States, Oxfam

Purpose of the session

The session will look at the situation on the ground in Yemen. Questions are expected to cover:

  • the impact of the conflict on the people who live there
  • the human rights situation 
  • the presence that charities have in the region

Further information

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