More sadness and mourning in Yemen following the massacre of children in a school bus by Saudi Arabia bomber jets in a country labelled the worst humanitarian disaster. Rows of graves prepared for school children bombed by Saudi Arabia Air Force on 9 August 2018. ~ Photo by Naif Rahma / Reuters
Special News Release (08/13/2018) Toronto, ON – RINJ Women directors of safety and security meeting in Tokyo on Sunday have issued an extraordinary ultimatum to the killers of dozens of children in the Saada province of Yemen. The particular war crime, a crime against humanity as defined by the Rome Statute and the Geneva Convention took place beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018.
The Civil Society Women’s organization is registered in Canada as The RINJ Foundation, is a non profit fighting for the safety of women and children around the world.
The meeting was an emergency response to the violence against civilian women and children escalating in Yemen; to officially put the International Criminal Court on notice; and to address the inability of the UN and International Criminal Court to enforce the rule of law that protects civilians in war time plus the apparent impunity of UNSC and UN member leaders with the most guns to commit crimes against humanity.
The meeting included a quorum of the Board of Directors.
Details of the particular event that prompted the meeting can be found here.
The full text of the missive is as follows: