Sool and Buuhoodle Voter Registration Preliminary Findings
Friday, September 2, 2016: The voter registration of the upcoming March 2017 presidential and House of Representatives elections has peacefully started in Sool region and Buuhoodle district on 23rd August 2016. Voter registration has been successfully completed five regions of Togdheer, Awdal, Saaxil, Maroodi- Jeex and Sanaag and Sool region is going to be the last region that its people are registering in order to participate Presidential and House of Representatives elections in Somaliland.
SONSAF organized two consecutive days consultation conference on Justice Sector and Human Rights. Participants of the conference were from Somaliland Supreme Court and Lower Courts, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Planning and Development, Law Reform Commission, Solicitor General, Somaliland National Human Rights Commission, Somaliland Lawyers Associations, Civil Society Organizations, Parliament, International Community including European Union, UNSOM and British Office in Somaliland, Universities, Somaliland Journalist Association (SOLJA), and other stakeholders.
The objectives of the conference were to evaluate the progress of the Somaliland Justice sector, study and explore the challenges and constrain that the Justice sector experienced, evaluate current human rights situation in Somaliland, explore the possible ways to improve the Somaliland justice sector, draw recommendations in each area of justice sector and human rights, and produce full report for justice sector and human rights situation.
Finally, the prominent participants of the conference presented their achievements of their respective institutions, challenges they have faced and recommendations. In addition, SONSAF will produce position paper on Justice Sector and Human Rights as well as a full report from the outcomes of the conference and will be shared to the relevant stakeholders
SONSAF published a Somaliland pre - election Report 2016 - 2017. The report which consists of 96 pages focuses on the voter registration process, legal framework, electoral process assessment and captures all aspects pertaining to the pre-election period of the upcoming elections.