Renewed calls for inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Yemen

Dutch appeal to UN human rights council for independent investigation into 15-month conflict between Yemeni government and Houthi rebels

Calls for an independent investigation into alleged breaches of humanitarian law in Yemen were stepped up on Monday when the Dutch government requested an inquiry at a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva.

The British government has said it has not yet ruled out supporting such an inquiry, but may follow the lead of Saudi Arabia and other Arab states which will resist the call.

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