Binomar to Sana’a to finalize new Transitional Justice Law
Al-Saqqaf said he expects President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to approve the law in the coming days, and from there the law will move to discussion in parliament.
He said political parties will discuss reforming the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum and will prepare an electoral register.
Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi, the minister of legal affairs, said in a press release that the law will include four parts. The first part includes revealing human rights violations in Yemen—including listening to victims, their relatives and witnesses; investigating the incidents; and establishing a national record for these violations as an example for future generations.
The second part includes compensating victims and their families both financially and morally.
The third part includes preserving the national history of events through documentation as well as installing memorials and landmarks to remember the victims in more than one place and naming streets after victims.
The fourth part is meant to create procedures to prevent future violations, including an institutional amendment for civil and military facilities and establishing a neutral authority to protect human rights.
Al-Mekhlafi said the financial compensation is meant as an apology by state officials for the past.
The preparatory committee of the National Dialogue stated Monday the importance of accelerating the issuance of the Transitional Justice Law by way of agreement between parts of the political process and involved civil society organizations in accordance with international human rights conventions and international standards of transitional justice.