Nihal Naj Ali Al-Awlaqi

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Nihal Naj Ali Al-Awlaqi in 2016

Nihal Naj Ali Al-Awlaqi or Nihal Naji Ali Al Awlaki (Arabic: نهال ناجي علي العولقي ) is a Yemeni lawyer. She is Yemen’s Minister of Legal Affairs. [1][2] In 2016 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[3][4]

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Al-Awalqi is from the Shabwah Governorate in Yemen. At the time of her appointment as Minister of Legal Affairs, on September 9, 2016, she was 39 years old. Al-Awalqi received a Doctor of Laws degree with honors from Mohammed V University in Morocco. She also received a Master of Law and a Bachelor of Legal Sciences from Mohammed V. University. [5] She speaks Arabic, English, and French.[6]

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Al-Awalqi was an assistant law professor at the University of Aden, where she worked on research and training on the status of women. She was a member of the comprehensive national dialogue conference state-building team. She was a member of the constitution drafting committee. She was a member of the government negotiating team in Geneva.[5]

On September 9, 2016, Yemen President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi appointed al-Awaqi as Minister of Legal Affairs ( وزيراً للشؤون القانونية ). [7][8][9]

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