Would the Yemeni new justice strategy reform trading system? [Archives:2005/833/Business & Economy]

April 14 2005

The ministry of justice in Yemen has recently finished its work in preparing the national strategy on modernization and development of justice. In this regard, the Justice Undersecretary Qadhi Ahmed Bamatraf said in a statement that the ministry would organize in the forthcoming weeks a consultative meeting for heads of courts of first instance, appeals sections, criminal courts and other specialized courts from all over the republic of Yemen. The meeting would discuss the strategy and enrich it with ideas and proposals for its final drafting to be submitted to the Supreme Justice Council.

Qadhi Bamatraf has also said the ministry would begin carrying out the strategy in the beginning of the second half of the present year, adding that the strategy was prepared in accordance with bases and criteria guaranteeing in advancing the Yemeni judiciary and enhancing its capabilities as a translation of chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council, president Ali Abdullah Saleh's directives regarding the qualitative institutional build up of judiciary apparatuses and organization of administration and cooperation with other institutions. He has pointed out that the strategy aims at improving performance of judiciary and creates trust of people in judiciary institutions and verdicts issued by them. The goal is to modernize and develop specialized courts and train their cadres.

Investors usually complain of slackness of judicature procedures and delay in deciding disputes on pieces of land. That situation pushes them to wonder about the avail of this strategy and the extent of its reform of the judicial apparatuses in the trading field.