Mohamed| Wednesday 7 January 2015
An understanding of the Somali situation and the political impasse in which it has been trapped for more than two decades is a pre-requisite to any meaningful discussion on the human rights situation in Somalia and the challenges that it faces. This means that the entire state system without which the protection of human rights and human dignity will not be viable has to be rebuilt. Indeed, protection of human rights is linked to the rule of law, ensuring transparent and accountable government and building the social fabric of the country, educational system, public institutions, police, armed forces, judiciary and correctional institutions. The implementation of a suitable and lasting state building process for peace is crucial. In fact the main challenge ahead of the Somali Government is the harmonization between the traditional setting and the modern statehood of which the harmonization between the genuine Islamic Sharia law, the Somali customary law and the modern law is one of the main pillars.