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The New Program to Reinforce the Juvenile Justice System

By NY Staff

Justice Ministry works in strengthening the justice system which relates to the adolescents and children in Yemen. The juvenile justice system in Yemen consists of the most important project for the past ten years, where the ministry works in simple efforts and concrete outcomes.  

Towards the end of December, the general administration to protect women and children in the Interior Ministry listed (174) minors who are in conflict with the law and detainees. (86) Of these children are in social care homes, (4) girls and (85) minors in the remand prisons in (Taiz – Ibb – Hudaydah).  

The manager of the general administration to protect women and children in the Interior Ministry, the Brigadier Souad said that the statistics listed during the field visit program to evaluate the children’s situations still continues although they do not visit some governorates such as Aden and Hadramout because of the bad security situations. 

Souad pointed out that some police stations may violate the rights and the law of minors by individual actions against the law, emphasizing that the leader of Interior Ministry is in interactive with this matter and is ready to punish any policeman that breaks the law and violates the dignity of minors.

“The manager of the general administration to protect women and children has completed preparing a typical center for minors’ police in Sana’a. The center will be opened in the coming days as well as it prepares for other centers of police in other governorates.

According to the Brigadier Souad, the Interior Ministry with supporting of UNICEF provided nine juvenile prisons for minors to be built in Sana’a.

Unfortunately, there are more than 233 children that are dealt with the death penalty, because there aren’t many documents specifying their ages or to help them get their usurped rights.

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