Somalia delegation led by the minister of justice H.E Hassan Hussein Haji participated in the 18th anti-corruption conference which took place between 22-24th of Oct.
Somalia reported some sort of improvement in the fight against corruption as it has been ranked worst in the TI index globally.
The delegation were on a mission to convince the world of the challenges in the region and the strides being made by the federal government of Somalia to combat corruption.
Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Unit of Ministry of Justice and Judiciary Affairs held Capacity building training on child protection for Somali police forces and prison wardens. On 2 – 3 October 2018 at Hotel Afrik
The main purpose of the training was to build the capacity of wardens and police officers, CID, judges and prosecutors on child rights and protection of children in detention centers.
Somalia’s Justice minister H.E Haji held a bilateral meeting with his Danish counterpart Under-Secretary for Global Security, Lisbet Zilmer-Johns, on Wednesday October 24 at 11 am.
They discussed on how to strengthen rule of law and access to justice in Somalia and ways the two countries can work together to achieve results.
The Minister of Justice of Somalia H. E. Hassan Hussein Haji has met yesterday with Nicholas Haysom, the newly appointed UN Special Representative for Somalia and head of United Nation Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) in UN Compound, Mogadishu, Somalia. Both the Minister and SRSG Mr. Haysom have discussed and shared lots of issues related to the justice institutions and good governance. They jointly highlighted that if there is no justice there will be no security and economic growth.
The Minister underlined that the government is committed to bring back and harmonize all government systems as it were, and these requires resource and patience.
A team lead by Doel Mukherjee, UNDP rule of law country representative, visited the ministry of justice offices to know more about the ongoing activities supported by UNDP and implemented by the ministry.
They further inquired on the way forward and the ministry’s’ position on the legal aid program that is scheduled to take off in the days to come.
After long discussion and consultation, the delegates agreed to meet on a later date to further discuss on which mode should be taken, the minister promised the plan will be ready once the internal interim regulation process is done by the department of ‘legal aid coordination’.