The National Committee to Investigate Allegations of Violation of Human Rights held a symposium this morning in the capital, Aden, on the role of committees, government institutions and civil society organizations in protecting children’s rights in Yemen, in the presence of Judge Ahmed Saeed Al- Maflhi, President of the Committee, Professor Nabil Abdel Hafeez, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Human Rights, and Dr. Dhia Meherez, member of the National Committee. To investigate, Judge Abdul Karim Baabad, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, and some from human rights figures and media professionals.
The President of the Committee, Judge Ahmed Saeed Al-Muflihi, made an opening speech in which he welcomed the audience, talking about the National Committee and its tasks in monitoring, investigating, and violating children and ways to protect them in various circumstances.
Some working papers were presented in this symposium, initiated by Dr. Dhia Meherz, a member of the National Committee of Investigation, presented a working document entitled The efforts of the National Committee of Investigation to monitor violations committed against children and its vision for strengthening the protection of children’s rights in Yemen.
While Mr. Nabil Abdel Hafeez, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Human Rights for the Sector of Partnership and International Cooperation, read a working document presented by the Ministry of Human Rights on patterns of serious violations committed against children during armed conflicts and the efforts of the Ministry to reduce; them
Three other working papers were also submitted by Judge Abdel Karim Baabad, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Judge Ali Mabrouk, Professor Dawla Mahdi Wad, and Dr. Muhammad Jamil, an expert in international humanitarian law, the first on evaluating the effectiveness of the legal protection established for children in Yemeni law and holding perpetrators of violations accountable, and the second is a working document presented by the Office of the Attorney General (Human Rights). Division) entitled the legal protection established for children in Yemeni law and the agreements signed in this regard, as for The third paper is a working document presented by His Organization entitled The reality of the rights of children and their protection in the light of the armed conflict against Yemen . .
After the working papers were read, Dr. Muhammad Jamil, an expert in international humanitarian law, Al-Rumasa Yaqoub, an activist in the field of youth and the disabled, and journalist Moaz Massad, made interventions on the protection of children’s rights, which were discussed by the public.
At the end of the symposium, which was widely discussed by the attendees, the symposium came up with many recommendations that contribute to the protection of children’s rights in Yemen.
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