CABINET APPROVES PLAN TO PREVENT CHILDREN RECRUITMENT IN ARMY

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During the weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa, the cabinet adopted the result report of the ministerial committee charged with revising the implementation level of Yemen’s obligations to end the phenomenon of children recruitment in the army. It approved a draft plan of action between the Yemeni government and the United Nations, which aims to cease and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the government’s forces and demobilize those who have already been recruited, in addition to ensuring a long-term prevention of child recruitment.

Moreover, the cabinet ratified a draft republican decree on the establishment of a compensation fund for victims of human rights violations. The fund aims to ensure recompensing all the victims, who have been affected or have suffered from violations of their rights by conflicting political parties, whether in power or opposition. It also pays compensations for the treatment of physical and psychological damage suffered by the victims or their families in order to redress the balance for the victims and realize the transitional justice and national reconciliation between the society’s people.

Source: Yemen News Agency, Sep. 04, 2013, http://www.sabanews.net/en/news322936.htm

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