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Yemen - Universal Periodic Review - Death Penalty - October 2023

Date: October 11, 2023
Country: Yemen
Issues: Death Penalty
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Stakeholder Report
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This report addresses Yemen's compliance with its international human rights obligations with respect to the death penalty, prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, conditions of detention, and administration of justice and fair trial. 

Yemen has neither abolished the death penalty nor implemented a moratorium on executions, nor has it limited the application of the death penalty to the most serious crimes.

This report examines the current state of the death penalty in Yemen and recommends Yemen (1) abolish the death penalty. In the meantime, this report recommends Yemen: (2) institute an official moratorium on executions, (3) limit the death penalty to the most serious crimes in which the defendant commits an intentional killing, (4) take comprehensive steps to eliminate the use of torture, (5) ensure conditions of detention are in line with the Nelson Mandela and Bangkok Rules, (6) and take measures to guarantee fair trial to defendants in capital cases.