Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Somalia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: New Constitution Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403274_text Constitution - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403274_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Action Plan to Eliminate Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403230_text Children - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403230_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Puntland Establishes Piracy Courts and Prisons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402633_text Piracy - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402633_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Special Courts and Anti-Piracy Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402489_text Piracy - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402489_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Prime Minister Plans to End Child Soldiering http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402364_text Children - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402364_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Journalist Gets Six-Year Prison Term for Interviewing Man with Al-Qaeda Links http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402176_text Freedom of the press - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402176_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Counterterrorism Law Proposed in Puntland Regional State http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402119_text Terrorism - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402119_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Hand Chopped Off of Man Convicted of Theft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401562_text Crime and law enforcement - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401562_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: New Law on State of Emergency Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401518_text War - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401518_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Puntland State Approves New Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401404_text Constitution - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401404_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Court Cuts Off a Man's Hand for Stealing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401285_text Crime and law enforcement - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political It was reported on May 9, 2009, that a court in the port city of Kismayu, Somalia's third largest city after Mogadishu and Hargeisa, sentenced a man to have his right hand cut off after convicting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401285_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Sharia Law Declared Law of Land http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401238_text Legal systems - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political It was reported on May 9, 2009, that a court in the port city of Kismayu, Somalia's third largest city after Mogadishu and Hargeisa, sentenced a man to have his right hand cut off after convicting It was reported on April 18, 2009, that the Somali Parliament had unanimously voted to make Sharia law the national law of Somalia. Osman Elmi Boqorre, deputy speaker of the Parliament. said: "343 parliamentarians attended the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401238_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Restrictions on Sale of Khat http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401182_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political It was reported on May 9, 2009, that a court in the port city of Kismayu, Somalia's third largest city after Mogadishu and Hargeisa, sentenced a man to have his right hand cut off after convicting It was reported on April 18, 2009, that the Somali Parliament had unanimously voted to make Sharia law the national law of Somalia. Osman Elmi Boqorre, deputy speaker of the Parliament. said: "343 parliamentarians attended the It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401182_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Sharia Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401148_text Legal systems - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political It was reported on May 9, 2009, that a court in the port city of Kismayu, Somalia's third largest city after Mogadishu and Hargeisa, sentenced a man to have his right hand cut off after convicting It was reported on April 18, 2009, that the Somali Parliament had unanimously voted to make Sharia law the national law of Somalia. Osman Elmi Boqorre, deputy speaker of the Parliament. said: "343 parliamentarians attended the It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of On March 10, 2009, members of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of Somalia approved a proposal for the introduction of Islamic law as the law of the land. Of the 36 members of the Council, 20... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401148_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Agreement Reached at Ongoing Peace Talks to Expand Parliament, Extend Transition Period, Address Impunity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540809_text Peace - On August 1, 2012, Somalia's special, 825-member National Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution for the country by a large majority over 96% of the 645 votes cast. (Dan Taglioli, Somalia Special Assembly Approves On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, On August 14, 2010, in Somalia's Puntland State, a court convicted a journalist affiliated with a Bosaso-based radio station of violation of Puntland's anti-terrorism laws, for conducting an interview with a local rebel leader with links It was reported on July 17, 2010, that the Puntland Council of Ministers unanimously approved a new anti-terrorism law, which, if enacted by the state's parliament, will establish a special court to try terrorism suspects and In May 2009, the Islamic Sharia court of Kismayo district of Somalia confirmed that Mohamed Omar Ismail had been found guilty of stealing goods with an estimated total value of US$90 including a bag, ten It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On June 21, 2009, Somalia's Puntland State's parliament adopted a new constitution which is said to have 141 provisions and which, for the first time in Puntland's history, provides for the introduction of a multiparty political It was reported on May 9, 2009, that a court in the port city of Kismayu, Somalia's third largest city after Mogadishu and Hargeisa, sentenced a man to have his right hand cut off after convicting It was reported on April 18, 2009, that the Somali Parliament had unanimously voted to make Sharia law the national law of Somalia. Osman Elmi Boqorre, deputy speaker of the Parliament. said: "343 parliamentarians attended the It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of On March 10, 2009, members of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) of Somalia approved a proposal for the introduction of Islamic law as the law of the land. Of the 36 members of the Council, 20 At a meeting that concluded on November 25, 2008, in Djibouti, participants in the High-Level Committee set up under the Djibouti Agreement the peace pact reached in June 2008, between Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540809_text