Almotamar.net - Chairman of the Yemeni Lawyers Union Abdullah Rajih has on Tuesday warned all Yemeni lawyers against being dragged after some local legal foundations and bureaus about which he said they work on implementing foreign agenda and orientations by holding training courses for lawyers beyond from the Lawyers Union.
In inauguration of the first advanced training course for the lawyers in 2009 began on Monday and attended by 40 lawyers from both sexes, held by the Lawyers Union, Rajih said some foundations and bureaus belonging to some lawyers in Yemen have lately emerged. They claim training and qualifying lawyers through holding courses supported by some international organizations, beyond seeking advice of the Lawyers Union. This is considered violation to the texts of the law of lawyer profession that entrusted the Union with the responsibility of training lawyers.
Rajah added that the Lawyers Union, Sana'a branch is carrying out 10 training courses fro lawyers in the year 2009 for a large number of lawyers, six of them have so far been carried out.
The Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the United Nations General Assembly to immediately suspend the membership rights of Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council.
The two organizations accused Saudi Arabia of exploiting the body to obstruct justice in regard to committing possible war crimes in Yemen.
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, they urged in the United Nations General Assembly to take this decision because of the regularly flagrant violations of human rights by the Saudi regime.
The statement confirmed that the two organizations will practice pressure on the General Assembly for a vote in this aspect.
The national delegation confirmed on Sunday its keenness on the success of the Yemeni consultations in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations.
This came during a joint session between the national delegation and Riyadh’s delegation in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
At the session, the UN Secretary-General asserted that the position of the international community is clear, which is that the conflict should stop and Yemen should return to the path of political transition.
Ban Ki-moon expressed his optimism for the recent release of prisoners and detainees, urging the parties to release all prisoners as a goodwill initiative before the Eid al-Fitr.