This is an unofficial translation of Yemen’s draft constitution that was finalized on 15 January 2015 by the Constitutional Drafting Committee. This unofficial translation was carried out by the United Nations and reviewed by International IDEA (www.idea.int). The draft includes 446 articles along 10 chapters, prepared by the Constitution Drafting Committee. The committee which was established via a republican decree on March 8, 2014, consisted of 17 members representing legal and political figures. The decree included that its work would lead to the drafting of a new constitution for Yemen as a federal state consisting of six regions, and would include the recommendations of the “Comprehensive National Dialogue Document”. A final constitutional text has not been agreed upon until today (January 2022).
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