The UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, urged on Sunday the Yemeni government to issue the transitional justice law in the coming days amid signs the Yemeni parties have now become more aware of unacceptable consequences due to its delay, Aljazeera reported.
MPs, mainly from the General People's Congress, has obstructed the law in the past few months on no clear grounds, triggering public protests and outrage.
"It is unreasonable that the young Yemenis don't have the right to question those involved in crimes and seek compensation and organizational reforms; hence, this law must be issued to prevent more human rights violations in the country," he was quoted as saying.
Benomar, who arrived in Yemen to continue to supervise progress on of a UN-backed power-transfer deal, said the decisions of the UN human rights council over the 2011 crimes must be implemented with detainees released immediately, according to Aljazeera.
In the meantime, Yemen's legal affairs minister, Muhammad Al-Mikhlafi, said the government will refer the transitional justice law to the House of Representatives before mid-July.
"The controversial law has already been submitted to President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi and prime minister Basindwa who under their authority will refer it to Parliament for approval," he said.
Al-Mikhlafi said no party of those, which signed the power-transfer deal, can obstruct the law anymore, because it is now in the hands of the president and premier.
He revealed reconciliation among the Yemeni blocs to enable Parliament to continue its activities perfectly under close supervision from the countries sponsoring the deal.