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A New Corruption Prosecution Office in Yemen

Yemen - Monday, February 1, 2010

On 1 February 2010, the Yemeni Supreme Judicial Council decided to establish a specialized prosecution office to undertake cases investigated and referred by the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC). The direction is to organize this new Office as a separate unit under the existing Public Financial Prosecution Office.This decision was reached upon deliberations prompted by a Memorandum issued by the Minister of Justice suggesting the establishment of the mentioned Office to expedite and enhance the professional quality of corruption investigations in accordance with the Anti-Corruption Law, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Penal Code, with a view strengthening the Yemeni government's efforts in the fight against corruption.


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