The situation of human rights in Yemen will be examined during the next UPR session (18th session: January/February 2014). The NGO’s coalition for Children’s rights in Yemen submitted the final report for the period 2006-2012 and DCI-Yemen was part of the writing committee. The main issues of concern raised regarding children were:
- Trafficking of Children
- Children working in the streets
- Children in conflict with the law (lack of specialised institutions for juveniles, poor conditions of detention, lack of action focusing on rehabilitation
- The situation of Somali children refugees in Yemen, who are facing bad living conditions in camps.
The recommendations presented included: the elaboration national plans of action for the protection of children and the formulation and enforcement of laws in this regard; the formulation and implementation of laws to criminalize abuses against children; the improvement of the living conditions to fight against poverty; the reinforcement of child protection networks; the promotion of child rights trough awareness-raising campaigns; the establishment of an independent children information centre as well as an independent agency to receive complaints from children and provide guidance to them.