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Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar with Chairman of Higher Judicial Council Ali Nasser Salem

Riyadh – Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar announced that the government had taken all necessary measure to ensure the safety and security of judges and courts in all liberated areas.

The PM said that the government is willing to remove all obstacles facing judges to guarantee they can perform their duties in safe and natural atmosphere.

Bin Dagher held a meeting with chairman of Higher Judicial Council Ali Nasser Salem, during which the two discussed the mechanism for all courts and general directorates to be put back in action in all liberated governorates. The PM stressed that it is crucial to receive and quickly execute the cases of all citizens.

Bin Dagher reiterated the importance that judges must have the integrity to resolve the issues of citizens fairly and impartially to reinstate civilians’ trust in the Yemeni law.

Chairman Salem presented the premier with the report on the work of the courts and public prosecution in Aden and other governorates. He also reviewed the impediments hindering the work of judges.

Criminal law professor Fahid Habtour said that the reactivation of the work of courts and public prosecution is a positive step towards the right direction in normalizing the life of the citizens.

Habtour told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that attaining a safe environment for the judges to perform their duties will make it a lot easier and faster to solve cases and spread an atmosphere of security among citizens.

The professor at Aden University asked for the establishment of a Supreme Court in the temperate capital, Aden.

“Aden is the temperate capital and thus the authority must take responsibility like the transfer of the Yemeni Central Bank and the parliament,” he said.

He believes that it is within the capacities of the president to transfer the government and the parliament and establish a Supreme Court in Aden.

Habtour stressed that without a supreme court, the judicial system cannot do its role and many cases should be under the control of the Supreme Court.