Law on Child Rights Expected  to be Enacted before 2000 [Archives:1999/18/Law & Diplomacy]

May 3 1999

The last series of conferences in preparation for the Yemeni law on child rights was held in Sanaa from the 27-28 April, 1999. The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Yemeni Council for Mother and Child Care had started regional workshops in various governorates in October 1998. The purpose was to get feedback and input on the law that had been prepared earlier. The UNICEF representative in Yemen, Mr. Habib Hammam, told the Yemen Times that talks with the Yemeni Authorities in this regard had started in April 1998. UNICEF financed the participation of experts from Lebanon and Tunisia to help the Yemeni government draft the law. “I hope this law will be enacted before the end of the year” said Mr. Hammam.