STORY: AMISOM supports set up of Judicial systems

in Somalia
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LANGUAGE: SOMALI/ENGLISH
DATELINE: 21
ST
/JUNE/2014, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST

1. Wide shot, Somali MPs, Maryan Aways, Mohamed Amin Hassan and AMISOM
Senior Political Officer Ssebirumbi Kisinziggo addressing the participants
2. Med shot, AMISOM Senior Political Officer Ssebirumbi Kisinziggo at the round
table discussion
3. Close up, Somali Parliament Chairperson of the Human Rights committee
Maryan Aways listening
4. Close up, AMISOM Senior Political Officer Ssebirumbi Kisinziggo addressing
the participants
5. Med shot, Somali women participants at the round table discussion
6. Med shot, Maryan Aways addressing the participants at the round table
discussion
7. Close up, Kaoutar Kaddouri, AMISOM Consultant Women and Child Protection
taking notes
8. Med shot, AMISOM Senior Political Officer Ssebirumbi Kisinziggo and MP
Mohamed Amin Hassan listening in
9. Med shot, Somali women participants
10. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI) HON. MARYAN AWAYS, CHAIRPERSON OF the
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE- FEDERAL PARLIAMENT OF SOMALIA
“Injustice has risen to a level where women and the population in general, shy
away from demanding what’s rightfully theirs or discussing it. This is due to the
belief that justice institutions are actually not based on justice and so the people
don’t discuss what their rights are. So it is imperative that we have useful
outcomes out of this event and that the Somali government and AMISOM who
are facilitating this, create a fruitful partnership that will be useful tothe Somali
people.”
11. Med shot, AMISOM Senior Legal Officer Mr. Adebayo Kareem addressing the
participants
12. Med shot, Somali women participants
13. Close up, AMISOM Senior Legal Officer Mr. Adebayo Kareem addressing the
participants
14. Wide shot, Wide shot, Participants at the round table discussion
15. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) MR. ADEBAYO KAREEM, AMISOM SENIOR LEGAL
OFFICER
“AMISOM’s commitment to Somalia is to assist in the rebuilding of the Somali
Judiciary and Criminal Justice Sector. We all know that due to the history of
Somalia, we have a potential conflict of law environment in Somalia. We have the
civil law history, we have the common law history, we have the traditional
dispute resolution regime and we have the constitution and these four different
systems are a potential for conflict. So one of the reasons AMISOM wants to come
in, is to see how we can harmonize these various sources of legal support.”
16. Med shot, Somali women participants at the round table discussion
17. Wide shot, Participants at the Judicial establishment round table discussion
18. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI) ADER ALI MOHAMED, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
AWARENESS PROPAGANDA, MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND HUMAN RIGHTS
“Somalia today needs justice. We have weaknesses in justice. We need a judicial
system; we need justice and security. I would like to extend my gratitude to the
African Union and AMISOM’s respective components that have partnered with
us. We have partnered on security, gender, human rights and women and child
protection. We are thankful for that and now they are working on justice as well
and we are grateful for that.”
19. Med shot, Somali women MPs at the round table discussion
20. Wide shot, Participants at the round table discussion



STORY

The Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development in collaboration
with AMISOM have today convened a roundtable discussion on the country’s
judicial system, with a view of working towards establishing effective structures.

The discussions drew representatives from the Federal Government of Somalia,
the civil society as well as AMISOM’s Legal, Political and Gender, Women and
Child Protection units.

The day’s discussions focused on assessing the current Judicial systems, current
challenges and how these can be addressed to ensure access to justice for the
Somali people.

Speaking during the round table discussions, the Chairperson of the Human
Rights Committee of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, Hon. Maryan Aways
emphasized the importance of effective systems, especially to ensure justice for
victims of violence.

“Injustice has risen to a level where women and the population in general, shy
away from demanding what’s rightfully theirs or discussing it. This is due to the
belief that justice institutions are actually not based on justice and so the people
don’t discuss what their rights are. So it is imperative that we have useful
outcomes out of this event and that the Somali government and AMISOM who
are facilitating this, create a fruitful partnership that will be useful to the Somali
people,” she said.

Mr. Adebayo Kareem, AMISOM Senior Legal Officer noted that the country’s
history has eroded justice systems, which now need to be re-established.

“AMISOM’s commitment to Somalia is to assist in the rebuilding of the Somali
Judiciary and Criminal Justice Sector. We all know that due to the history of
Somalia, we have a potential conflict of law environment in Somalia. We have the
civil law history, we have the common law history, we have the traditional
dispute resolution regime and we have the constitution and these four different
systems are a potential for conflict. So one of the reasons AMISOM wants to come
in, is to see how we can harmonize these various sources of legal support,” he
said.

Representatives of the Somali government appreciated the role played by
AMISOM ensuring that the country’s institutional structures are re-established.

“Somalia today needs justice. We have weaknesses in justice. We need a judicial
system; we need justice and security. I’d like to extend my gratitude to the
African Union and AMISOM’s respective components that have partnered with
us. We have partnered on security, gender, human rights and women and child
protection. We are thankful for that and now they are working on justice as well
and we are grateful for that,” said Ader Ali Mohamed, the Director of Public
Awareness, Ministry of Women and Human Rights.


The round table discussion was convened to identify the gaps in the country’s
judicial systems and develop a strategy on how to facilitate the establishment of
effective justice systems in Somalia.

AMISOM continues to engage different stakeholders and to support the
processes aimed at institutional building in Somalia.
End.