Amnesty International Recommends 10-Step Human Rights Plan for Somalia
November 15, 2022
Cited article by Amnesty International
HRRC supports the priorities listed by Amnesty International to promote human rights development in Somalia. The new government has made promises to highlight human rights as well as security and justice reconciliation, and this guide provides a strong foundation for accomplishing these goals.
Six months ago President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his administration took office in Somalia, promising safety and security for the people. In May 2022, the administration officially announced that it's priorities would also include social development. However, this have yet to be fulfilled. As a result, Amnesty International has released a 10-step outline for prioritizing human rights.
The full report and outline can be found here. The 10-point agenda highlights the needs to:
Protect civilians in conflict
Reform the judicial system
Ensure justice and reparation for abuses committed by foreign forces
Uphold and respect freedom of expression
Guarantee and adequately resource access to the right to health for everyone
Protect Internally Displaced Persons and end forced evictions
Safeguard children’s rights
Safeguard women and girls’ human rights and protect them from sexual violence
Mitigating against climate change and other crises
Establish and operationalize the National Human Rights Commission
Additionally, Amnesty International advises that the new government address the human rights violations taking place during the ongoing conflict between Somali Security Forces and Al-Shabaab and associated groups.