Who Signed The Stockholm Agreement

In Sweden on Dec. Dec. 11, 2018, the Yemeni government and Houthi delegations agreed to swap more than 15,000 prisoners by the 20th of the following month, after having already exchanged lists. Not only have the parties missed the deadline, but they have also failed to comply with the overall agreement, even though, according to the United Nations, they have unilaterally released hundreds of prisoners since then. Between April and August 2019, 31 minors were released after being detained in Saudi Arabia. Houthi rebels released 290 detainees in September; Saudi Arabia released 128 Houthi detainees in November; and on New Year`s Day Houthi rebels released another six Saudi detainees. While these measures have undoubtedly relieved many families, trust between the parties involved remains limited, as less than 5% of prisoners have been included in the agreement. The commitments set out in the Stockholm agreement were made in three parts: the Hodeidah agreement, the Taz agreement and a prisoner exchange agreement. Together, these companies have committed parties to (1) a ceasefire in the city of Hodeidah and in the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa, as well as the redistribution of troops on both sides; [14] (2) opening of humanitarian corridors for the flow of aid through these ports; [15] and (3) a prisoner exchange aimed at freeing more than 15,000 prisoners and detainees. [16] The parties also agreed to conduct discussions on the creation of a humanitarian corridor for humanitarian assistance to Taz governorate. [17] It states that the agreement was reached following reports of widespread human rights violations in prisons, which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and resulted in a finding in the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the renowned expert group that “the governments of Yemen , the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and the de facto authorities responsible for international human rights violations” “which boil down to the following war crimes: rape, degrading and cruel treatment, torture and outrage at personal dignity.” [29] The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty signed in 2001 that will come into force in May 2004 and aims to eliminate or limit the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This recognition deals directly with the question of the human rights obligations imposed on each party to the agreement and the question of who can be held responsible for their violation.

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