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UN vote shuts down Yemen war crimes investigations

Twenty-one member states voted against renewing the UN Human Rights Council's mandate to investigate war crimes in Yemen.
Yemen protest

Member states of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council voted to shut down the body's own mandate to investigate war crimes in Yemen’s civil war, dealing a major setback to those seeking accountability in the conflict.

Russia, Bahrain and 19 other countries voted against renewing the council’s mandate, shooting down a draft presented by European nations and Canada and led by the Netherlands.

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