No longer equals! [Archives:2007/1071/Opinion]

July 23 2007

By: Dr. Abdullah Al-faqih
The first constitution of the Republic of Yemen, ratified in a general referendum in mid-May 1991, adopted the principle of “equal citizenship.” Article 27 of this constitution stipulates that “[a]ll citizens are equal before the law, equal in rights and duties, without discrimination on the bases of sex, color, origin, language, social status or profession or Belief.”

In theory