Military and Security Working Group approves final report

24 September 2013 /

The NDC’s Military and Security Working Group approved its final report Tuesday which will be submitted the NDC’s final plenary session, expected later this month.

The final report included 19 constitutional specifics and 50 legal specifics, including provisions regarding military and security reforms, illegal terminations, the Yemen Economic Corporation, the High Army Council, arms trade, child recruitment, women empowerment and scientific research

Other specifics include judicial reform, prohibition of political affiliations within the armed forces, modernizing educational curricula, care of martyrs and those wounded in conflicts, restructuring of prisons, and restructuring of intelligence institutions.

Four specifics were referred to the Consensus Committee, including those calling for the merging of national and political security institutions and the supervision of intelligence institutions.

The report included 45 executive decisions that will be implemented immediately to address the performance of Yemen’s military, intelligence and security forces in order to impose the rule of law, to preserve stability and maintain security.

Executive decisions also included the withdraw of military units from main cities, the seizure of weapons from militias and armed groups, and the release of political prisoners and the end of extrajudicial detentions.  

The report included recommendations for implementing NDC outcomes that aim to accelerate the restructuring of the military and security forces and the completion of the 31 points. 


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