Somalia launches Judicial reform conference in Mogadishu

Somali President H.E Hassan Shiekh Mohamud opens the conference at Aljazeera hotel in Mogadishu

Monday, April 01, 2013


Somalia’s first conference on judicial reforms was launched in Mogadishu, which was one of the key priorities of president Hassan Shiekh Mohamud since he was elected on September last year.

He pledged to restructure the country’s institutions including the judicial system.

In his launching speech, president Hassan has urged  participants to come up with concrete recommendations that can take the country into another level of judicial reliance.

“The intention of this meeting is to restore the confidence of the Somali people in their judicial system, Judicial system in our country was neglected by previous governments, but it will be a key priority in my government” said the president in his opening remarks.

According to the government this conference will address on key judicial reforms including: “Addressing obstacles the Supreme Court faces, the reformation and development of high court institutions, restoring back law abiding citizenship in the regions under the federal government and ensuring the courts ruled according to the new constitution”.

The five day meeting is attended by judges, law experts, human rights activists, Islamic scholars and civil society members.