In its qualitative human rights report issued today entitled (Yemen: Gardens of Death) monitoring the mine casualties during the period from January 2015 to December 2019, Rights Radar says, “the armed conflict that Yemen has witnessed since 2014 is still ongoing and during which the largest laying of mines in the history of modern Yemen took place, including anti-personnel mines, anti-vehicle mines and explosive devices .”
The Organization states that its report on mine casualties in Yemen is from among the most important qualitative and specialized field reports in Yemen which documents dangerous and important phase in the life of Yemenis during the period from 2015 to 2019 due to the tragedies and calamities from which they suffered as a result of laying and exploding mines in civilians.
It also calls on the United Nations to use its powers by putting the international pressure on the Houthi militia and the other parties to stop laying all kinds of mines in
Yemen. It also calls on the prominent teams of experts of the United Nations and the UN Security Council to keep investigating the issue of laying mines and its impact on Yemenis so as to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and compensate the casualties and the affected persons.
Rights Radar calls for arranging the return of the Yemeni displaced and deported persons and securing their areas from the threat of mines. It also calls on all the parties to stop targeting the civilians and commit to the rules of engagement and the law of war and not to involve civilians in any armed conflict.
Finally, the Organization calls on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect Yemen’s international obligations regarding the prohibition and non-use of mines and all other relevant obligations that Yemen has signed.