Somalia and Human Rights Violations

58 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2014

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Chiara Giorgetti

Richmond University School of Law

Date Written: July 18, 2014


This paper analyses different existing options to promote human rights accountability in Somalia. It does that with the purpose of making specific recommendations and suggestions on mechanisms that could be appropriate to the Somali situation.

The paper is divided in three parts. The first section analyses the legal framework applicable to Somalia and the crimes allegedly committed in the course of the conflict and which may give rise to individual criminal responsibility. The second part looks at available options to promote accountability. These options are both prosecutorial and non prosecutorial. They can also be instituted within both the international or national systems. The third part gives specific recommendations to promote accountability for human rights in Somalia in the framework of national reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Suggested Citation

Giorgetti, Chiara, Somalia and Human Rights Violations (July 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

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Richmond University School of Law ( email )

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