Journalist report [Archives:2004/766/Local News]

August 23 2004

Under the auspices of the Minister of Human Rights, Amat al-Aleem Al-Sooswah, and on the behalf of the Yemeni Lawyers Syndicate in partnership with several civil society organizations and the State security services, the Sana'a branch of the Lawyers Syndicate has conducted a discussion seminar. The Seminar was entitled “The Issue of photocopying and duplicating evidence and its significance in guaranteeing the Right of the Defense council”, on Thursday 19th August, 2004, at Plaza Suits Hotel, San'a.
The Yemeni Lawyers Syndicate emphasizes that holding such seminars reflects its care for the progression and development of law in Yemen. They commented that they aimed to do this through enlargement of the application of the law and respecting the rights and freedoms of the defense. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who as the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Justice, had previously emphasized the sanctity of human rights and personal freedoms, and their protection through the fair application of the law.
The seminar is primarily aimed at the judicial authority, public prosecution service and those working with law professions. It is hoped that they will participate and contribute in the enriching of the topic of the discussion seminar and offering positive input with a mind to reform of the legal system and legislation.