Yemen

 

Overview

Constitutional document in force:

  • 1991 Permanent Constitution as amended 2001: عربي | English
  • Transitional period ongoing

 

 

General information on Egypt’s transition

RN Constitutional Advocate Farea Al Muslimi testifies on Drone Strikes in Yemen in front of US Senate

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RN Constitutional Advocate Farea Al Muslimi and Laura Kasinof in Foreign Policy: Can Yemen Talk Its Way to Peace?

RN Constitutional Advocate Farea Al Muslimi and Laura Kasinof describe the prospects of the National Yemeni Dialog in an article for Foreign Policy, March 22, 2013.

Read the full article at Foreign Policy.

 

Click for information on the methodology

The country pages are collections from information openly available on the web or documents obtained by the MECF with national constitutional events categorized as follows:

1. New Constitutional Document

A “New Constitutional Document” under the terms of this website is a text that bears new constitutional authority, which was not enacted by a preexisting amendment procedure of the highest law available.

2. Amendment

Documents are categorized as “Amendments” if they were established according to an existing constitutional amendment procedure.

3. Proposal

A “Proposal” is an amendment that was not or is supposed to be implemented in future.

4. Interpretation

An “Interpretation” is a legal determination by a body that is endowed with the authority to issue binding interpretations on the constitutional text. This category is not limited to courts or other traditional bodies of the judiciary. Exemplary bodies include constitutional courts or boards.

5. Related Legal Text

“Related Legal Texts” are those legal documents that are directly relevant to the constitutional provisions and are hierarchically placed below constitutional legal authority. Examples include election laws, laws relating to political parties and laws on the judiciary.

We list secondary materials for each constitutional event of the five categories. These include scholarly articles and the travaux préparatoires.

23/11/2011 | Related Legal Text | GCC Transition Agreement Yemen

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Farea Al-Muslimi & Laura Kasinof, Can Yemen Talk Its Way to Peace?, Foreign Policy, 2013, Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).
2. David W. Alley & Abdulghani Al-Iryani, A difficult road ahead for Yemen’s political transition Foreign Policy Blogs (2011), Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).
3. Casey L. Coombs, The Security Council in Yemen: Strong Commitment, Limited Leverage, International Relations And Security Network, March 14, 2013, Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).
4. United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Political Transition in Yemen: A Step toward Peace, March, 2012, Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).
5. Yemen’s Saleh agrees to transfer power, November 24, 2011, Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).
6. Yemen transition tainted by “immunity” deal, November 24, 2011, Link (last visited Apr 9, 2013).…

09/01/2012 | Proposal | Presidential Immunity

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Yemen Cabinet approves immunity law for president, The Jordan Times, January 8, 2012, Link (last visited May 19, 2012).

02/01/2011 | Proposal | Abolishing Presidential Term

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Daniel Richey, Yemen Parliament Gives Preliminary Approval to Abolish Presidential Term Limits, Jurist, Jan. 2, 2011, Link (last visited Jan 17, 2012);

2. J. Dana Suster, Yemen’s Looming Succession Crisis, The Atlantic, Feb. 8, 2011, Link (last visited Jan 17, 2012)…

01/04/2008 | Proposal | Change of Electoral Laws

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Daily Star Lebanon, Yemeni Parliament rejects changes to electoral law (2008), Link (last visited Jan 19, 2012).…

20/02/2001 | Amendment | 1991 Constitution of Yemen as amended 2001

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Shamiri, Nageeb, and Anna Würth. Yemen: A Burgeoning Democracy on the Arab Peninsula? In Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity, ed. Grote, Rainer and Röder, Tilmann J. 2011-10.…

29/09/1994 | Amendment | 1991 Constitution of Yemen as amended 1994

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Al-Bab, Note on the amended constitution, 1994 (2000), Link (last visited Feb 13, 2012).…

16/05/1991 | New Constitutional Document | Permanent Constitution of Yemen

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Shamiri, Nageeb, and Anna Würth. Yemen: A Burgeoning Democracy on the Arab Peninsula? In Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity, ed. Grote, Rainer and Röder, Tilmann J. 2011-10.

 

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