Joint Statement on the World Day for International Justice
Delivered by Justice4Yemen Pact Coalition
July 17, 2023
Joining Hands for Justice on World Day for International Justice
On this World Day for International Justice, we raise our voices in unwavering solidarity with the Justice4Yemen Pact Coalition, recognizing their relentless pursuit of justice, accountability, and human rights for all individuals in Yemen.
Yemen continues to suffer from a protracted conflict that has inflicted widespread human rights violations, leaving countless people vulnerable and marginalized. The urgency of this situation cannot be overstated, and it is our shared responsibility to address the systemic abuses that have scarred Yemen for far too long.
At the forefront of this fight, the Justice4Yemen Pact Coalition unites human rights organizations and civil society actors, working together with a clear mission: to tirelessly advocate for the rights of every Yemeni person, with a particular focus on those most affected by the crisis.
Guided by the principles of human dignity, equality, justice, and non-discrimination, the Justice4Yemen Pact empowers the Yemeni people to assert their rights and reclaim their rightful place in society. Through raising awareness of violations and advocating for justice and accountability, they strive to build a future where peace and prosperity reign for all.
As advocates for justice, we must shine a spotlight on the egregious atrocities committed, particularly against Yemeni children, and demand immediate action to protect their rights and well-being. The systematic abuse, recruitment, and exploitation of children in armed conflict cannot go unaddressed. We call upon governments, international organizations, and individuals worldwide to prioritize the protection of Yemeni child victims and survivors.
Together, we firmly believe that through collaborative efforts, we can dismantle the walls of impunity shielding perpetrators of human rights abuses. Our commitment to ending the cycle of violence and ensuring redress for victims is resolute. No person should live in fear or be denied their basic rights.
We call upon governments, international organizations, and individuals around the world to join hands with the Justice4Yemen Pact Coalition. Together, we can amplify our voices and bring about meaningful change.
Let us utilize this World Day for International Justice as a platform to spotlight the plight of the Yemeni people and demand action. It is time for the world to acknowledge the atrocities committed, support the victims, and hold those responsible for the human rights violations accountable.
We envision a Yemen where human rights are safeguarded, justice prevails, and all individuals can thrive without fear of violence or discrimination. Together, let us pave the way for a more just, peaceful, and prosperous future for Yemen.
We reaffirm the crucial role of the international community in actively exploring all possible options to prevent human rights violations, address impunity, and tirelessly work towards achieving a just and inclusive peace for the resilient people of Yemen. It is imperative that we stand together, united in our commitment to upholding human rights, ensuring accountability, and fostering an environment where justice prevails.
About Justice4Yemen Pact Coalition
The Justice4Yemen Pact is a coalition of human rights organizations and civil society actors that are united for the promotion and protection of human rights in Yemen. The coalition’s mission is to advocate for the rights of all Yemeni people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and marginalized. The coalition recognizes the urgency of the situation and is committed to addressing the systemic human rights violations that have been plaguing Yemen through years of conflict and violence. The Justice4Yemen Pact works to empower Yemeni people to claim their rights, raise awareness of violations, and advocate for justice and accountability at local, national, and international levels. The Justice4Yemen Pact is guided by the principles of respect for human dignity, equality, justice, and non-discrimination. The coalition believes that by working together, its members can end impunity, provide meaningful support, and redress for victims, and contribute to a more peaceful, just, and prosperous future for Yemen.