Minister of Legal Affairs Mohammad Al-Mikhlafi has expected that President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa will approve the transitional justice law in next September.In remarks to 26 September Newspaper, Al-Mikhlafi said that the transitional justice law will uncover violations against human rights through hearing from victims, their relatives and witnesses, and create a national registration of violations.
He further said that victims and their relatives will be compensated according to the law, empathizing that the law will help to pave the road to the national dialogue conference.The minister cited that a human rights authority was formed under the law, affirming that the draft will be published with the aim of having proposals and notices about it.
Al-Mikhlafi has accused the General People Congress (GPC) led by the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh of standing behind impediment of passing the transitional justice law.
He ruled out allegations that the passing of the transitional justice law will create a political crisis in the state.
The transitional justice law is designed to end conflict between Yemenis by compensating the victims of local crises that occurred between 1994 and 2012, while maintaining the immunity clause included in the Gulf Cooperation Council power transfer initiative.
Jamal Benomar, U.N. Envoy to Yemen, asserted on June 8 that the transitional law is a demand of the Security Council after the reticence of the UN regarding the immunity given to Saleh.