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An Analysis of the Constitutional Court of Somaliland

An Analysis of the Constitutional Court of Somaliland A well functioning democracy requires an independent and impartial Constitutional Court to resolve constitutional disputes that may arise in a peaceful manner. In this article Mohamed Farah examines the challenges...

Traditional Institutions in modern governance: the House of Elders

Traditional Institutions in modern governance: the House of Elders Since 2002 all of Somaliland’s governing institutions have been subjected to public elections, with the exception of the Upper House of the parliament – the House of Elders (Guurti). The Somaliland’s...

Local Council Elections: Somaliland’s Experience

Local Council Elections: Somaliland’s Experience Elections alone do not make a democracy. A measure of Somaliland’s democracy will be the way its elected institutions function. Highly localised democratic practices have been a characteristic of Somali pastoralist...