Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yemen's Cabinet forms independent national authority for human rights

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, April 17, 2012- Yemen's Cabinet approved on Tuesday the formation of a ministerial committee to draft a law on establishing an independent national authority for human rights.
In a meeting headed by Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa, the government authorized the committee to form an assistant technical team provided that representatives of the concerned civil society organizations to be involved in the team.
The formation of the committee came according to a suggestion presented by Yemen's Human Right Minister, Hooria Mashhour, on the institutional and legal frameworks and the measures required to form the authority.
The establishment of authority is in pursuance to the recommendations of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to establish such authority in accordance with the Paris Principles.

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