Strategic Objective: Establish independent and accountable justice institutions capable of addressing the justice needs of the people of Somalia by delivering justice for all. Access to a functioning and fair legal system is one of the pillars of sustainable peace and development. To improve credibility, efficacy and independence of the judicial system, UNDP and local partners have established and strengthened access to justice and legal empowerment for vulnerable groups including women and IDPs.

Our Goals

UNDP focuses on long-term legal education and job placement to fill the justice sector with qualified legal professionals. UNDP also supports the Somali justice system to deliver trials and enhance the capacity to prosecute suspects of serious crimes, including piracy, in accordance with due process and international standards and with respect to human rights.more

Mobile Courts in Puntland adjudicated 1,824 cases in 2013

In Borama, Somaliland, courts are now the most trusted service provider for justice. Respondents noted their first decision making of the courts which UNDP contributed to through a caseload management system. people expressed confidence in the formal justice system. Photo credit: UNDP Somaliamore

Our Stories

New law graduates pose with Puntland’s President H.E. Prof. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas
Strengthening the Justice Sector in Puntland

In March 2014, the second class of UNDP-sponsored law students graduated from Somalia’s Puntland State University. Forty five graduates, including 13 women, completed their law degreesmore 

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Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor

Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, is Somaliland’s National Deputy Prosecutor – the first woman to hold such a position in Somaliland. As part of an ongoing processmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Access to Justice

    We provide technical assistance and support legal education and training for government and community actors. This includes support to the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General and the Judiciary in all three regions to improve the quality of rulings and judgments and establish oversight mechanisms. more 

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