International Development Law Organization

Somalia Joint Justice Program

In Somalia, alternative justice mechanisms remain the main providers of justice services for lack of formal justice institutions. However, these justice mechanisms can be discriminatory particularly against women, youth and minority clans.

Funded by the United Nations Development Programme, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to contribute to sustainable security, peace and development by strengthening rule of law actors to increasingly deliver to justice system users and community justice service in a human rights compliant manner. The programme will focus on laying out the foundations of a formal justice system that offers increasingly professional and standardized justice services as a basis for its gradual expansion. Activities will also work to strengthen access to basic justice and human rights services for men, women and children.