Dutch drop bid for UN fact-finding mission in Yemen in face of Saudi proposal at rights body

September 30, 2015 5:24 PM

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GENEVA – Dutch diplomats have dropped their attempt at the top U.N. human rights body to launch a fact-finding mission in war-torn Yemen, clearing the way for a rival initiative led by Saudi Arabia — a major protagonist in the conflict.

Two days before the end of the Human Rights Council session, the Netherlands on Wednesday withdrew a proposal that sought deployment of a mission under the U.N. human rights chief to report on possible conflict-related crimes in Yemen.

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