This submission is based on the findings of the Trust’s report on Yemen, From Night to Darker Night: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Yemen” (June 2018), which provides a detailed analysis of Yemen’s legal framework on equality alongside discussion of patterns of discrimination based on extensive desk-based research.
The Trust has been working to document and combat discrimination and other human rights abuses in Yemen since 2014, in the context of the project Protecting and empowering human rights defenders in Yemen and improving their capacity to challenge human rights abuses, funded by the European Union through its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. As part of this project, the Trust has been working to develop a comprehensive report on equality and non-discrimination in Yemen, based on a combination of primary in-country field research and extensive desk-based research.
This submission focuses on the enjoyment of the rights to equality and non-discrimination in Yemen and examines in particular the impact of the ongoing conflict on the enjoyment of these rights. It presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Equal Rights Trust’s recently published report “From Night to Darker Night: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Yemen”, which is the result of field and desk-based research conducted over a number of years.
Equal Rights Trust submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in response to its consultation on the Outline of the Draft General Comment on Article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which guarantees the rights to equality and non-discrimination.