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  1. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Decree No. 255, 2003 on the Regulatory By-Law of the Ministry of Human Rights (MHR). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-11-29 | YEM-2003-L-83551

    Regulates the activities of the MHR.

  2. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prime Minister Order No. 244, 2003, for the adoption of the standardized convention for fishing surface and benthic fish, in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Yemen.

    Adoption: 2003-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-15 | YEM-2003-R-76235

    This agreement is made between the Ministry of Fisheries and investors.

  3. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 223, 2003 on the ratification of the Convention on Maritime Commercial Navigation between the Government of the Republic of Yemen and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    Adoption: 2003-10-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-18 | INT-2003-R-76234

    Endorsement of the Convention on Maritime Commercial Navigation between the Government of the Republic of Yemen, the Islamic Republic of Iran signed in Sanaa in 15 May 2003.

  4. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 25 of 2003 adding new provisions to Act No. 5 of 1995 on the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2003-03-05 | Date of entry into force: 2003-03-15 | YEM-2003-L-67568

    Adds section 45bis that provides for a child day care facility in an enterprise if it employs more than 50 women. The conditions of establishment of this day facility are to be determined by a decision by the competent Minister.

  5. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prime Minister Order No. 885 of 2002 amending provisions 1, 3 and 4 of Prime Minister Order No. 639 of 1999 which amends Prime Minister Order No. 67 of 1995 creating and establishing the National Vocational Training and Technical Council.

    Adoption: 2002-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-31 | YEM-2002-R-67579

    Provides that Prime Minister Order No. 885 of 2002 creates the National Vocational Training and Technical Council based in Sanaa, chaired by the Minister of Vocational Training and composed of 15 members.

  6. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 35 of 2002 on the organisation of Workers' Trade Unions

    Adoption: 2002-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 2002-08 | YEM-2002-L-67566

    Part I: Definitions - Objectives and General Rules
    Part II: Trade union organizations
    Chapter 1: Organizational structure
    Chapter 2: General federation bodies
    Chapter 3: Tasks and competences of general federation bodies
    Part III: Rights and obligations
    Part IV: Resources and funds of Trade union organizations
    Part V: Sanctions and final provisions

  7. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Civil Code (Law No. 14 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-04-10 | YEM-2002-L-67567

    Title I: General rules (sections 1-137)
    Tile II: Right and commitment (sections 138-450)
    Tilte III:Contracts (sections 451-1153)
    Chapter 6: Labour contract (sections 781-825)
    Part I: General rules
    Part II: Employee employed by one employer
    Part III: Employee employed by several employers
    Title IV: Property (sections 1154-1391)
    Final provisions: (sections 1392-1393)

  8. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-10-28 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-28 | YEM-2001-L-64695

    Amends article 16 of Presidential Decree No. 5 of 1995 (the Labour Code). The amended article now provides for the possibility of establishing private employment agencies.

  9. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 6 of 2001 on the Ratification of the Arab Labour Convention No. 19 (1998) Concerning Labour Inspection.

    Adoption: 2001-08-07 | Date of entry into force: 2001-08-07 | YEM-2001-L-61363

  10. Yemen - - Law, Act

    General Elections and Referendum Law (No. 13 of 2001). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001 | YEM-2001-L-83548

    Regulates the conducting of elections and referendums.

  11. Yemen - - EU Directive

    Council of Deputies Decision No. 9 of 2000 endorsing Presidential Decision No. 1 of 2000 amending Presidential Decision No. 1 of 1991 concerning Pensions and Insurance.

    Adoption: 2000-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2000-06-06 | YEM-2000-R-61364

  12. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Ministers' Council Resolution No. 64, 2000 on establishment of the National Committee for Refugees' Affairs. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2000-02-22 | YEM-2000-L-83552

    Establishes the National Committee for Refugees' Affairs, sets out it membership and functions.

  13. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 39 of 1998 on cooperatives. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1998-12-27 | YEM-1998-L-83564

    This Law is composed of 8 Sections divided into 155 articles. Terms and definition (section I). Objectives; general principles; cooperative foundation provisions; cooperative membership; and kinds and functions of cooperatives; Capital and management of cooperatives (section III). Incorporation, division and liquidation of cooperatives (sect. IV). Cooperatives Union and objectives (section V). Control of the Government on cooperatives and unions (section VI). Offences and penalties (section VII). Transitional and concluding provisions (section VIII).

  14. Yemen - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Order of the Council of Ministers (No. 13 of 1998) concerning the composition of the Committee for Occupational Health and Safety.

    Adoption: 1998 | Date of entry into force: 1998-02-18 | YEM-1998-M-57366

    Provides for the establishment of the Committee of Occupational Health and Hygiene, its composition and its functions.

  15. Yemen - - International agreement

    Accord de coopération entre la Communauté européenne et la République du Yémen. Signé à Bruxelles le 25 novembre 1997.

    Adoption: 1997-11-25 | YEM-1997-IA-49209

    Dans le cadre de la coopération économique, prévoit la création d'un environnement favorable au développement des petites et moyennes entreprises yéménites et l'amélioration de la coopération en matière de normes et de réglementations, en particulier en ce qui concerne la formation professionnelle. Dans le cadre de la coopération dans le domaine social, énonce que les parties accordent la priorité aux mesures visant à assurer la non-discrimination dans les faits à l'égard des femmes, améliorer les conditions de travail et la protection sociale des mères et des enfants, améliorer le système de protection sociale et la couverture des besoins de santé. Publié dans la décision 98/189/CE du Conseil du 23 février 1998.

  16. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 25 of 1997 amending certain provisions of the Presidential Order to promulgate the Labour Code No. 5 of 1995.

    Adoption: 1997-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-06 | YEM-1997-L-50059

    Makes numerous amendments to provisions of the Labour Code (No. 5 of 1995) regarding the drawing up of collective agreements, termination of contracts, the determination of wages, disciplinary measures against workers, and penalties. Removes from s. 33 a provision for legal proceedings by trade unions for breaches of collective agreements. Requires employers to remove from an employee's file any disciplinary sanction if the worker's conduct improves (s. 95). Repeals s. 48 (hours of work of young persons) and s. 155 (penalties).

  17. Yemen - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Order of the Council of Ministers (No. 176 of 1997) amending Order (No. 174 of 1995) on the Labour Council.

    Adoption: 1997 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-11 | YEM-1997-M-57367

    Provides for the establishment of the Labour Council, and regulates its functions and procedures.

  18. Yemen - - Law, Act

    General Elections Law No. (27) 1996. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1996-08-31 | YEM-1996-L-83547

    Part I - Operational Definitions and Voting Rights
    Part II - Voters' Registers
    Part III - The Supreme Elections Committee - Duties and Responsibilities
    Part IV - Election Campaigns - Rules and Regulations
    Part V - General Election Procedures
    Part VI - Election Contests
    Part VII - Penalties
    Part VIII - General Provisions [Repeals General Elections Law No. 41/92]

  19. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 26 of 1995 on the environment protection. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1995-10-29 | YEM-1995-L-83565

    This Law is composed of 5 Sections divided into 95 articles. Section I deals with terms and definitions and defines objectives of this Law which are: protection of environment; pollution control; protection, preservation and development of natural resources; protection of the society, public health, and all being livings from all dangerous and hazardous activities; protection of the national environment from external hazards activities; accomplishment of all international obligations relating to the environment protection and pollution control; and the contribution in the protection of ozone layer and climate. Section II provides for the following matters: water and soil protection; creation of protected areas; use, circulation, trade, registration, control, inspection of pesticides; and the issuance of licence for pesticides. Section III refers to the dangerous and hazardous activities to environment especially: control of activities that are dangerous and hazardous to the environment; laying down standards, criterion and technical requirements for the aforementioned activities; issuance of licences for and EIA for projects; trade and circulation of hazardous waste disposal; environment protection and economic development; and environment monitoring. Section IV pertains to marine pollution. Offences, penalties and compensations for environmental damages are given in Section V.

  20. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 109 1995 pertaining to the Executive By-Law for the Parties and Political Organizations Law No. 66 for 1991. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1995-08-21 | YEM-1995-R-83549

    The Decree aims to describe, explain and organize the rules and procedures concerning the right to form a political
    party and to enforce the law to accomplish its goals and objectives.

  21. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Labour Code (Act No. 5 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-03-09 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-09 | YEM-1995-L-44043

    Chapter I sets forth general provisions. The Code shall apply to all workers except public servants, foreigners, casual workers, and domestic servants. Work is the natural right and duty of every citizen on the basis of equal conditions and opportunities without discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, race, colour, beliefs or language (Art. 5). Art. 11 establishes a Labour Council with the function of drafting labour law and policies and administering vocational training. Employers shall engage disabled persons up to a proportion of 5 per cent of their workforce (Art. 15). Non-Yemenis shall constitute no more than 10 per cent of any employer's workforce. Chapter II regulates contracts of employment, including collective agreements. Collective agreements which "damage the economic interests of the country" shall be invalid (Art. 32). Chapter IV covers employment of women and young persons. Women shall be equal with men in relation to conditions of employment and employment rights (Art. 42). Chapter V covers wages and allowances, including minimum wage and overtime; Chapter VI concerns hours of work. Chapter VII relates to work discipline and penalties; Chapter VIII to vocational training, including apprenticeships; Chapter IX to occupational safety and health; Chapter X to health insurance; and Chapter XI to labour inspection. Chapter XII covers labour disputes and strikes. Labour disputes which cannot be settled amicably must be submitted to an Arbitration Committee for resolution. Should arbitration fail, workers may proceed to a strike under specified conditions. Inter alia, individual workers must announce their intention to participate in a strike by wearing a red arm-band for three consecutive days before the commencement of the strike (Art. 146). Chapter XIII covers workers' and employers' organizations, and provides freedom of association.

    Repeals Labour Law No. 14 of 1978.

  22. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Shipping Law No. 15 of 1994. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-10-13 | YEM-1994-L-83566

    This Law is composed of 5 Parts divided into 429 articles. Part I deals with ships in particular: general provisions; registration and documents of ships; control and inspection on ships; real rights on ships; ship construction; joint property; concession of rights on ships; marine mortgage; precautionary sequestration; and executive sequestration. Part II provides for marine navigation staff especially: owner and supplier of equipment; captain; crews and marine work regulation; marine work contracts; marine contractors and legal representatives of ships; legal representatives of cargos; and marine contractors. Ship exploitation is given in Part III. General provisions are contained in Parts IV and V.

  23. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Decree By Law No. 13 for 1994, Concerning the Criminal Procedures. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-10-12 | YEM-1994-L-83553

    Volume One: Basic Principles and General Provisions
    Volume Two: Pre-Trial Proceedings
    Volume Three: Trials
    Volume Four: Ways to Appeal Court Verdicts
    Volume Five: Execution of Rulings
    [Repeals the Law of Criminal Procedures No. 5 for 1979]

  24. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Republican Decree, By Law No. 12, 1994 concerning Crimes and Penalties. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-10-12 | YEM-1994-L-83557

    The Law provides for crimes within Yemen and penalties for the violation of the provisions of the Law. Repeals Law No. 3 for 1976 Concerning Punishments.

  25. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Republican Decree No. 47, 1994 concerning the entry and adobe of foreigners. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-04-13 | YEM-1994-R-83555

    Deals with the entry and stay of foreigners in Yemen including employment (articles 15 and 23) registration, residency permits, expulsion and fines.

  26. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Decree No. 3 of 1994, Executive Regulation of Law No. 6 of 1990 Concerning the Yemeni Nationality. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-01-29 | YEM-1994-L-83556

    Section 1 - Citation and Definitions
    Section 2 - Nationality by Birth or Origin
    Section 3 - Acquisition of Yemeni Nationality
    Section 4 - Mixed Marriages
    Section 5 - Resumption, Return and Withdrawal of Nationality
    Section 6 - Nationality Committee
    Section 7 - General Provisions

  27. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 4 of 1993 concerning the Free Zones.

    Adoption: 1993-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | YEM-1993-L-43273

    Provides for the establishment of free zones in Yemen as well as a Public Authority for the Free Zones to administer them. S. 2 declares the city of Aden a free zone. S. 16 provides that projects operating in a free zone may not be nationalized or confiscated, or have their assets frozen or impounded save by a judicial order. Employers shall give priority to Yemeni workers (s. 17). The laws of Yemen shall apply in a free zone as long as they do not conflict with the Free Zone Law, and provisions of the social insurance law shall apply to Yemeni workers in the free zone, unless employers offer a more favourable insurance plan (ss. 33 and 35).

  28. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 66 of 1991 on Parties and Political Organizations. - English translation

    Adoption: 1991-10-16 | YEM-1991-L-50936

    S. 5 provides for the right to form or join a political party or organization.

  29. Yemen - - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Republic of Yemen [consolidated version]. - Constitution (in English) Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1991-05-16 | YEM-1992-C-29413

    Consists of 5 Parts and 159 Articles. Article 1 defines the Republic of Yemen as an "Arab Islamic State" in which, according to Article 2 "Islam is the religion of the State" and the Shari'a is to be the foundation of the legal system and the legislation. Article 5 states that the political system shall be established on a political pluralism and multi-party basis. Part Two concerns the basic rights and obligations of citizens. Article 40 provides that all citizens are to be equal in rights and duties. In Article 57, the right to form associations and to be a member of political, professional, scientific, social and cultural associations and unions is acknowledged but this is done "to serve the objectives of the Constitution". Part Three regulates the distribution of State powers. Part Four governs the emblem, flag and national anthem of the Republic and Part Five concerns amendment to the Constitution and general provisions.

  30. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law on the Entry and Residence of Aliens. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1991-04-15 | YEM-1991-L-83558

    Chapter I - Title and Definitions
    Chapter II - Entry of Aliens
    Chapter III - The Registration of Aliens
    Chapter IV - The Residence Permit
    Chapter V - Expulsion
    Chapter VI - Exemptions
    Chapter VII - Penalties

  31. Yemen - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree to promulgate Act No. 25 of 1991 concerning insurances and pensions.

    Adoption: 1991-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-10 | YEM-1991-R-49355

    Available in French.

  32. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Presidential Decree to promulgate Act No. 26 of 1991 concerning social security.

    Adoption: 1991-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-10 | YEM-1991-L-49356

    Available in French.

  33. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Civil Service Act (No. 19 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 1991-03-21 | YEM-1991-L-43296

    Provides comprehensive legislation concerning the employment of civil servants. Chapter 1 outlines bodies responsible for administering the civil service; s. 6 establishes a Higher Council of the Civil Service with the function of training and developing human resources. Chapter 2 sets forth obligations of employees. No civil servant may hold more than one post at a time (s. 14). Chapter 3 establishes the wage structure and classification of posts. Chapter 4 contains provisions relating to appointment, promotion and upgrading. Inter alia, every administrative unit shall appoint a specific number of disabled persons (s. 24). Chapter 5 relates to hours of work, leave, and overtime; s. 48 stipulates that pregnant or breast-feeding women shall not work more than 4 or 5 hours a day, respectively. Chapter 6 relates to employee mobility, including secondment. Chapter 11 contains provisions concerning labour relations. Employees have the right to organize and enjoy protection for participation in trade union activities (ss. 126-129). Other provisions relate to social security, training and disciplinary measures. Available in French.

  34. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 25 of 1990 regarding Press and Publications. - English translation

    Adoption: 1990-12-23 | YEM-1990-L-50935

    Provides for freedom of speech and freedom of press, sets forth requirements to work as a journalist, and specifies which types of materials may not be published or broadcast. Available in English.

  35. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Law No. 6 of 1990 on Yemeni Nationality. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1990-08-26 | YEM-1990-L-83560

    Chapter I - Title and Definitions
    Chapter II - Nationality Acquisition
    Chapter III - Withdrawal of Nationality
    Chapter IV - General Provisions

  36. Yemen - - International agreement

    Presidential Order No. 267, 1989, to approve the Convention on legal and judicial co-operation between the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan signed at Alexandria on 16 June 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-06-16 | INT-1989-IA-21968

    Convention in schedule to the Order.

  37. Yemen - - International agreement

    Accord entre le Gouvernement de la République française et le Gouvernement de la République arabe du Yémen sur l'encouragement et la protection des investissements (sans forme d'échange de lettres), signé à Paris le 27 avril 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 1991-07-19 | INT-1984-IA-26774

    Accord conclu pour une durée initiale de 10 ans, prolongeable tacitement. Le décret no 91-1261 du 13 décembre en porte publication par la partie française.

  38. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Labour Law No. 14 of 1978.

    Adoption: 1978-04-30 | YEM-1978-L-5124

    Provides in s. 5 that work is a right and an obligation, without any discrimination because of sex, age, race, colour, faith or language. Chap. II of Part II governs registration of work seekers and employment; no minors may be employed unless they have completed schooling (s. 19). Part IV sets standards for contracts of employment, and Part V details the system of work, rewards and penalties. Working hours and rest periods are covered by Part VI, and wages and allowances by Part VII. Part IX governs occupational health and safety, Part X social security and Part XI labour inspection. Procedures for the settlement of labour disputes are contained in Part XII, and Part XIII governs trade unions and their activities. Workers have the right to form their own organisations (s. 93); the functions of trade unions are set forth in ss. 94 and 95. Penalities for infringements of the law are contained in Part XIV.

  39. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Law No. 20 of 1978. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1978 | YEM-1978-L-83567

    This Law is composed of 3 Parts divided into 16 articles. Definitions and terms are given in Part I. Management and powers are dealt with in Part II. Part III contains general provisions. The Government may set up an administrative body to coordinate, regulate and develop fishing activities in the Republic to achieve the following objectives: coordination, regulation and development of fishing activities including conservation, processing and marketing of fish and fish products; promotion of fishermen cooperatives providing them with all possible facilities; collection and analysis of data on fisheries and fisheries industries; conducting technical studies and research on fisheries and fisheries industries; organizing fishermen training; no fishing in fishing areas without licences issued by the Administrative Body; vessels shall be certified as fit for fishing under according to provisions of article 4; each vessel shall have the lettering and the number of the licence painted on it; the Administrative Body or the Competent Authority shall maintain a register with all particulars of licensed fishing vessels (art. 3); the Administrative Body may issue a certificate of fitness to a local fishing boat (art. 4); the Minister of Agriculture may issue a research fishing licence (art. 5); no using of explosives or other noxious substances for catching, killing, injuring or paralysing fish so as to facilitate its capture (art. 6); the Minister of Agriculture may declare any area a protected zone (art. 7); fish processing establishments, local or foreign, must be authorized by the Minister of Agriculture (art. 8); offences, penalties and legal proceedings (art. 10).

  40. Yemen - - Law, Act

    Agrarian Reform Law. No. 3.

    Adoption: 1968-03-25 | YEM-1968-L-18411

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