International Development Law Organization

Yemen

Yemen is one of the world’s least developed countries. Since unification in 1990, it has enacted a series of reforms to stabilize the economy and promote development. Still, poverty remains widespread and the state apparatus is weak. A new government was established in free elections in 2012, after the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year rule. But the country is torn by centrifugal forces, including an anti-government insurrection and a secessionist movement in the South.

Yemen Team-Up Cements Italy-IDLO Bond

The Italian Justice Minister, Andrea Orlando, has expressed strong interest in reinforcing his Ministry’s cooperation with IDLO. Mr. Orlando’s comments came as he met IDLO Director-General Irene Khan to discuss judicial and legal capacity development in Yemen. It was the highest-level encounter between the Italian Ministry of Justice and IDLO in some years. 

Supporting Yemen’s Democratic Transition

As Yemen launched its democratic transformation, its judiciary requested IDLO’s technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of new and sitting judges and staff. Working with the High Judicial Institute in Sana’a, we have helped officials train new judges, by providing technical guidance to draft and update the Institute’s curriculum, while delivering training sessions on commercial and maritime law.

Key Initiatives

  • As Yemen launched its democratic transformation, its judiciary requested IDLO’s technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of new and sitting judges and staff. Working with the High Judicial Institute in Sana’a, we have helped officials train new judges, by providing technical guidance to draft and update the Institute’s curriculum, while delivering training sessions on commercial and maritime law.

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