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This is a guide to help researchers investigating possible international crimes that were committed in Yemen.

This Libguide is designed to help academics by providing them with research resources such as databases, legal articles, books, the UN. reports and news.


The conflict in Yemen, also known as the Yemen War, is an ongoing civil war that began in 2015. It is a complex conflict with multiple actors; The conflict has resulted in a humanitarian crisis with millions of people facing food insecurity, displacement, and other forms of suffering. 

This has had a devastating impact on civilians. Millions of people have been displaced, and many more are facing food insecurity and other forms of suffering. The conflict has also resulted in a breakdown of social services, with hospitals and schools being destroyed or closed. In addition, the conflict has caused economic hardship, with many people losing their jobs and livelihoods.

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​ICJ Statute, Article 38:

Sources of International Law: conventions (treaties); international custom; general principles; judicial decisions and scholarship of the "most highly qualified publicists"

Fatima Bhojani, Seeking Accountability in Yemen (Foreign Affairs, March 21, 2017).

M. Bassiouni, United Nations Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780. (which investigated crimes in the former Yugoslavia).

Anthony Bestafka-Cruz, Searching through Systems: Research Guide for UN Criminal Tribunals (Update, Nov./Dec., 2017).



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