Republican Decree – By Law No.  For 1994Concerning the Criminal Procedures
The President of the Republic,After reviewing the Constitution of the Republic of Yemen,And based on the proposal presented by the Prime Minister,And after the Approval of the Council of Ministers,
It is hereby decreed:Volume OneBasic Principles and General ProvisionsPart OneTerms and Definitions
Article 1: This Law shall be called the Law of Criminal Procedures.Article 2: The following words and expressions, in this Law shall have themeaning shown next to each one of them unless text indicatesotherwise.Legal Justification: Includes any documentary support from anyapplicable effective law that is in force.The Plaintiff: [The Claimant to a personal right] the victim or the bloodrelatives, or legal guardian of the victim of the crime, or any one actingon his behalf legally.The Plaintiff Civil: [The Claimant to a civil rights]: All those sufferingfrom a criminal act, whether materially [financially] or morally.Person
Liable for Civil Rights: The person who is liable for payment of the monetary amounts, which a court rules as compensation payable tothose who suffered damages from a criminal act.Judge: Any Penal Court Judge and the Judges of the Judicial Tribunalin the Penal Courts, appointed in accordance with the Law of theJudiciary.Members of the Prosecution: The General Prosecutor and the lawyers,chairmen and members of the Prosecution appointed according to theJudicial Law.Defense Representative: Lawyer authorized to plea or litigate before theCourts, according to the law, or the legal representative of a legal person, or anyone acting on his behalf legally, or any of the relatives of the accused.Person: Natural legal persons, or companies, associations, or any groupof persons who may not constitute a legal person.Public Employee: In this Law it shall include:A. Those responsible for public authority, state employees and of the different institutions of the government.