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Somaliland Legal- Views, Opinions & Dissertations:

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 August 2017:

Interview/Opinion: Wareysiga La Taliyaha Sharciga Ee Golaha Wakiillada (2017) Iyo Iftiimin Sharci oo uu Qoray (2013)

Opinion/Comment: Qaraarka Maxkamadda Dastuuriga ah Ma wuxu Ahaa Ninkii Rooni Aqalka ha Hadho?  Garyaqaan Maxamed Axmed Cabdi Bacaluul.

February 2016:

Qaab-qoraalka Xukumada Garsoorka & Siyaabaha uu Garsoorku usoo  Bandhigo Aragtadiisa - Garyaqaan Maxamed Axmed Cabdi Bacaluul

December 2014

Somaliland - Women  Political Participation and Decision-making: August 2013 Dissertation by Khadar Mohamed Ahmed (Carrabay)

July 2012

Muxuu ka qabaa distoorka Somaliland in dumarka kooto gaar ah loogu xidho doorashayooshinka soo socda? Cabdi Cabdillahi Xasan ( Mataan), 6 July 2012

March 2011

Xeerka Dhulku Ma Ka Shaqeeyaa Dhammaan Gobolada iyo Dagmooyinka Dalka, Mise caasimaduu u Gaar Yahay: Garyaqaan Muuse Yuusuf Maxamed , 18/03/2011

October 2010

Tackling the Tormentors -  California  non-profit holds violators of human rights accountable: October 8, 2010: Article about the work of the California Centre for Justice & Accountability (CJA) and the Samater Case

June 2010

Are Somalis Communicating with the International Community through a Wrong Phone Number? Ahmed Mohamed Diriye (Toorno), Kampala, Uganda.  02/06/2010 - a note on the international communitylack of interest in the atrocities committed in the Somali territories in the 1980s and 1990s.

JANUARY 2007 Editorial 26 January 2007 - Detaining Journalists under “Insult” laws is an insult to the Somaliland Constitution

- See also the linked article: Using Insult Laws is an Insult to the Somaliland Media and Public – the detention and trial of Haatuf Journalists (20/1/2007) written before the Appeal Court decision.


 SEPTEMBER 2006 Editorial 07/09/06-  Somaliland: Time for  Corrections and Police Services rather than Forces. Recently a military court tried prison officers for dereliction of duty. This Editorial urges the Somaliland Parliament and Government to sweep away the past dicatorship’s militarisation of the prisons officers and the police. As the Government is about to  formalise the ranks of the Somaliland Armed Forces, the editorial says no more police or prisons “generals” or “colonels” and back to the Somaliland ranks of Commissioner, superintendent etc for the police and prison services   ..... Read further.



NEW CHIEF JUSTICE 2006: The Presidential Statement announcing a major cabinet re-shuffle issued on Sunday, 6th   August 2006 included the president’s nomination of the new Chief Justice (Supreme Court Chairman), who was said to be Mr  Mohamed Hersi Ismail (Oomane).  Mr Ismail  assumed office on 14 August 2006.  Under Article 105(1) of the Somaliland Constitution, the appointment has to be confirmed at a joint sitting of both Houses, which took place on Monday, 3 September 2006.  The two Houses (on a vote of 114 for, 1 against and 2 abstaining) confirmed the appointment.  Mr Ismail trained in Egypt and served as a District and Regional Judge in the 1970s and 80s. welcomes Mr Ismail’s appointment and sincerely hopes that his appointment will last considerably longer than those of his recent predecessors. Mr Ismail is the third Chief Justice appointed by President Rayaale since the latter took office in May 2002.

 AUGUST 2006:


President Rayaale announced major changes in his cabinet on 6 August 2006 including the re-appointment of 5 ministers to different ministerial posts. In a radio interview recently, the President opined that these ministerial “re-appointments” do not require House of Representatives’ confirmation: comments ...  (29/08/2006)



























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