Somali President H.E Hassan Shiekh Mohamud opens the conference at Aljazeera hotel in Mogadishu
Somalia’s first conference on
judicial reforms was launched in Mogadishu, which was one of the key priorities
of president Hassan Shiekh Mohamud since he was elected on September last year.
He pledged to restructure the
country’s institutions including the judicial system.
In his launching speech, president Hassan
has urged participants to come up with concrete
recommendations that can take the country into another level of judicial reliance.“The intention of this meeting is to restore the confidence of the Somali people
in their judicial system, Judicial system in our country was neglected by previous
governments, but it will be a key priority in my government” said the president
in his opening remarks.
According to the government this conference will address on key judicial
reforms including: “Addressing obstacles the Supreme Court faces, the
reformation and development of high court institutions, restoring back law
abiding citizenship in the regions under the federal government and ensuring
the courts ruled according to the new constitution”.
The five day meeting is attended by judges, law experts, human rights
activists, Islamic scholars and civil society members.