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Yemen to partake in 21st session of UN Human Rights Council.

SANA'A, Sep.23 (Saba)- Human Rights Minister Horriah Mashhor headed on Sunday to Geneva to participate in the 21st session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

As she left Sana'a, Mashhor told Saba that Yemen will present during the session the government's comment on the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Yemen during the past period.

"There is a relative improvement in the field of human rights and other aspects need a long time to be addressed", she said, pointing to a republican resolution issued last year on forming a committee to invesigate alligations of human rights violations, and Yemeni government's decision to form an independent organization for human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles.

For her part, head of the Yemeni Women's Union Ramziah al-Iryani who is participating in the session of the Human Rights Council as a representative of the civil society organizations, explained that she will present a report to the Council shows the real situation of women and their needs, especially the displaced women from the province of Abyan.

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Date:Sep 23, 2012
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