1558, Section: View Point
Published on 5 December 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The ongoing discussion in the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) revolves around the post-NDC era and what it will look like. With the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative’s implementation mechanism in mind, we recognize that there are unforeseen challenges in the next phase that were not addressed in the mechanism.
Published on 27 November 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
When the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative’s implementation mechanism was agreed upon, it stated that two laws should be passed together. One granted immunity to former President Ali Abdulla Saleh and his affiliates, the other established a Transitional Justice law, which included the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate crimes committed by the former regime.
Published on 21 November 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
In a couple of days, two years will have passed since former President Ali Abdulla Saleh signed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative in which he passed his power to his deputy, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.
Published on 14 November 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
No, I am not referring to the nickname for Theodor, and I don’t have any personal attachments to the name as such. The TED I am talking about is a global brand short for Technology Entertainment and Design. I was first introduced to TED when I spoke at a global TED conference in Edinburgh in 2011. I was impressed and inspired by the momentum of positive energy our world has within its creative minds.
Published on 7 November 2013 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point
If the coalition government—which already lacks legitimacy—is at all committed to the rule of law, then it needs to immediately release the five men accused of taking part in the Presidential Palace bombing in June 2011 that targeted former President Ali Abdulla Saleh.
Published on 31 October 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The intimidation tactics used by oppressive regimes are not new to Yemen. We have lived through many phases where security and thugs have been used to silence, threaten and send messages to the opposition and change makers.
Published on 24 October 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Despite claims in our Constitution and what we tell the world, and despite the fact that we are a republic with many years of electoral practice, Yemen is not a democracy, at least not yet.
Published on 10 October 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
When launching the concluding plenary of the NDC on Tuesday, we were delighted to find around 60 members of Hirak’s 85 member component participating with us at the Presidential Palace.
Published on 25 September 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
According to the plan, we should have elections before mid-2014. It will be local, parliamentarian and presidential elections, provided we endorse a presidential system. We will also have regional elections for Yemen’s new regions.
Published on 19 September 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
We are almost there. I mean the end of the first transitional period, which is supposed to end with elections.