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December 15 2008

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
Top Stories

– Deputy Interior Minister: Those attempting to hurt their homeland will eventually lose

– Aden-based Public Money Prosecution discusses 500 cases

– Yemen prepares first human rights strategy

Yemen's Human Rights Minister Dr Huda Al-Ban said Yemen is preparing the first national strategy for human rights in Yemen, the website reported in its lead story.

It continued that Dr Al-Ban said the strategy is founded on a number of premises, the most important of which are the partnership of human rights organizations and women, especially the political rights.

She added the government has amended a number of laws to be in compatible with international legislations and conventions that Yemen already ratified, particularly those related to child and women rights.

In her statement to Al-Thawra daily the Human Rights Minister affirmed that the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the World Declaration of Human rights Day comes this year at a time Yemen has traversed distinguished distance in this field, which was also accompanied by development of national legislations and commitment to implement them on the ground with a high sense of responsibility.