Draft Report of the Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative

390 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017  

Paul H. Robinson

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Criminal Law Research Group

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date Written: March 10, 2017

Abstract

The Government of Somalia and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) jointly commissioned the drafting of a modern criminal code for Somalia that embodies fundamental Islamic principles. The proposed code developed by the Criminal Law Research Group in cooperation with the major Somali players of the criminal justice process is a modern and comprehensive penal code incorporating numerous cutting-edge innovations in drafting forms, code structure, and criminal law doctrine. It is also the first and only such code incorporating the major tenets and principles of Islamic law as currently practiced in Somalia. This two-volume report to the Somali Working Group includes a proposed draft text, draft commentary, summary grading table, milestone grading table, as well as conversion tables from the current law sections to the draft code sections and vice versa.

Keywords: Federal Republic of Somalia, Shari'a, Islamic Criminal Law, Muslim, International Development Law Organization, Sentencing Guidelines, Criminal Law and Procedure, Grading Offenses

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Paul H. and Research Group, Criminal Law, Draft Report of the Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative (March 10, 2017). U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932381

Paul H. Robinson (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Criminal Law Research Group

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Philadelphia, PA
United States

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