Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Hotelopia.co.uk
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Press Releases
UN Special Representative lauds Somali talks on Justice and Reconciliation

Djibouti, 23 November 2008 – The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, applauded the convening of a two-day workshop to address the critical challenges of Justice and Reconciliation in Somalia.

“Impunity is a condemnable scourge in any society so I am pleased to see that for the first time, impunity in Somalia is being debated,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. “Impunity has been addressed in many post-conflict countries such as Burundi, Cambodia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Time has come to address impunity and crimes committed by Somalis since the beginning of the civil war. I am very happy that Somalis and representatives of the international community have convened to focus on this crucial issue.

“I am also pleased to announce that after a two-day meeting of the working group on Justice and Reconciliation, the two parties to the Djibouti Agreement, the TFG (Transitional Federal Government) and the ARS (Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia), have stated their commitment to work closely together to address vigorously the problem of impunity.”

To this end, it was agreed to establish a working group to facilitate a process of broader consultation leading to the formation of appropriate mechanisms to address impunity. They agreed in particular to examine the possibility of establishing a Commission of Inquiry and an international court. “I urge all parties, and the international community, to support the cooperation between Somalis to bring an end to impunity,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said.

These Somali talks take place at a time when piracy—a result of violence and impunity in Somalia—continues to threaten the safety of the international maritime activity off the coast of Somalia with a negative economic and environmental impact, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said.

Source: UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)

RELATED:
Press Release: Puntland Custodial Corps
Warsaxafadeed ciidamada Asluubta PL
Warsaxfadeed GAROWEONLINE


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

BU'ALE, Somalia July 22, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

Somalia: Puntland leader, UN delegation discuss plight at Danish-funded Prison facility

UN monitors allege 'conspiracy' to divert Somali assets

One dead after first polio case in Mudug

Somalia: Clan fighting claims over dozen in Hiraan

Somalia: Army commander killed in Al Shabaab ambush

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us