Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen

What is the project about

TJ
Signing Support to the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Yemen by UNDP Senior Country Director and Minister of Legal Affairs

Working in tandem with the Ministry of Legal Affairs (MoLA) and other stakeholders from institutions of governance, the United Nations Development Programme provides support to:-

  1. Relevant institutions of governance to assist them to achieve their mandate and to be more responsive to citizens needs;
  2. Existing commissions of enquiry such as the Commission to Consider and Address Land Issues, the Commission on Forcibly Dismissed Employees and the Commission of Enquiry into events of 2011 and Justice and National Reconciliation Commission (truth commission) or Independent National Human Rights Institution once they are formed;
  3. CSOs empowering them to actively participate in TJ process and
  4. Initiating outreach activities to raise awareness on TJ and rights of citizens, but at the same time securing victims’-centered orientation. Also, the project is particularly focused on providing platform for generating open and inclusive dialogue (consultations) on pressing TJ issues and Transitional Justice Law in order to secure national ownership over the process.

The project will support and actively encourage compliance with international norms and standards; take account of the political context when designing and implementing transitional justice processes and mechanisms; align assistance on transitional justice to the Yemeni context; and strengthen national capacities to carry out community-wide transitional justice processes.

What have we accomplished so far

  • Two capacity building trainings to members of the Ministry of Legal Affairs have been organized so far. They were cources related to the TJ process in general and the role of truth commissions in the dealing with the past process, focusing on international experience and practice.
  • The project team has performed activities to build network with relevant domestic and international organizations and institutions for the purpose of implementing project’s activities,
  • The project provided expert support to the various working groups of the National Dialogue Conference.
  • Purchase of 50,000 USD equipment for the land dismisal commissions.

Who Finances it?



Donor name        

Amount contributed per year $

2013  

UNDP/TRAC 1&2

500,000

OHCHR

50,000

Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project Start Date
1/09/2012
Estimated End Date
31/12/2014
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Geographic Coverage
Throughout the country
Project Officer
Dragan Popovic
Partners
Direct Implementation Partners: Ministry of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Human Rights, Justice and National Reconciliation Commission (not formed yet), Commission of Enquiry into events of 2011, the Commission to Consider and Address Land Issues and the Commission on Forcibly Dismissed Employees, Independent National Human Rights Institution (not formed yet) Civil Society Organisations and national NGOs from the four regions (North, South, East and West) as well as OHCHR and other key stakeholders.
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