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GRC Congratulates Mwatana and CAAT for 2021 Peace Prize Nomination

23 February 2021

GRC is delighted to congratulate their partner organisation, Mwatana for Human Rights, and the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) on their joint nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination recognises the organisations’ outstanding peace-building work on Yemen, including their role in instituting legal action challenging the UK government’s sale of arms to Saudi Arabia in the UK courts.

 

Mwatana for Human Rights has worked tirelessly to ensure perpetrators of violations and abuses of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed during the conflict in Yemen are held accountable and that victims can access justice for them. Following the nomination, Mwatana Chairperson, Radhya Almutawakel, stated that their accountability work aims at making ‘any peace in Yemen durable.’

 

GRC is proud to continue to collaborate with Mwatana for Human Rights during Phase II of its Mass Starvation Project, including on a forthcoming investigative report on the deliberate use of starvation as a weapon of war in Yemen.

 

CAAT is a UK based organisation working to end the international arms trade, including by stopping the procurement or export of arms where they may exacerbate conflict, support an oppressive regime or undermine democracy.

 

For more information, see here.

 

To read GRC’s interview with Radhya Almuntawakel on Mwatana’s work, see here.

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