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]

Life[change | change source]

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]

Work[change | change source]

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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  1. "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners".
  2. "U.S. State Department honors 14 leaders from around the world". 29 March 2016.
  3. News, VOA. "2016 Women of Courage Award Winners". {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. "الوزيرة اليمنية نهال العولقي بين أشجع نساء العالم (صور)". Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 الرئيسية, الحدث برس -. "من هي "نهال ناجي علي العولقي" وزير الشؤون القانونية". Archived from the original on 31 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. "جائزة المرأة الشجاعة من الخارجية الأميركية لوزيرة الشؤون القانونية - يمن 24".
  7. Correspondent, Saeed Al Batati, (10 January 2016). "UN envoy in Yemen to nudge Al Houthis towards peace talks". Retrieved 27 August 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. Agency, Qatar News. "Yemeni President Reshuffles Cabinet in Four Ministries". Retrieved 27 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  9. "Issuance of decisions Republic (translated)". President Abed Rabbo Mansour Had. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.