Somalia: Puntland to improve access to credible justice


GAROWE, Somalia Nov 30, 2014 (Garowe Online) –Puntland government in northern Somalia says, it is ready to improve the state’s judicial apparatuses for civilians in a bid to address the challenges surrounding viable justice, Garowe Online reports.

Speaking at a meeting on judicial capacity building in the state capital of Garowe on Sunday, Puntland’s Minister for Justice and Religious Affairs Ismael Mohamed Warsame said that judiciary is key to much-needed goals: “Puntland Government is focusing on judicial reform process to ensure that viable and credible justice system is in place”.

Meanwhile, Puntland Vice President AbdihakinAbdullahi Haji Omar Amey on his side noted that Judiciary is improving in Puntland, and stressed the need for working justice at prison facilities.

“Nobody is illegally being held as inmate in our prisons,” added Amey, referring to theconvicted prisoners.

The one-day meeting which was organized by UNDP brought together government ministers, officials from ministry of justice, police and custodian corps as well as civil society organizations.


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