Combating Sexual Violence
Our work supports and promotes the effective prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence by Somaliland's criminal justice system.
We specialise in working with government institutions to enhance and develop the services they provide to citizens.
Improving Juvenile Justice
Our child justice initiatives range from training prosecutors and judges, to recommending amendments to Somaliland's Juvenile Justice Law.
Our Unique Approach
Local knowledge informing international expertise
We conduct on the ground research and implement development projects simultaneously to ensure development intiatives are driven by a deep understanding of the local context. This local knowledge is combined with, and enhanced by international expertise to create a dynamic approach that produces sustainable development.
"Rethinking customary law in Somaliland: specific jurisdiction for rape to promote post-conflict development"
An article published with JusticeInfo.net that looks into the use of customary law in Somaliland to resolve rape and whether establishing specific jurisdiction of the formal justice system over rape could be a starting point to improving the delivery of justice, and ultimately continuing Somaliland on the path of peace and prosperity.
A summary of Horizon Institute's forthcoming report, A Collective Responsibility: Children in Conflict with the Law,thatlooks at Somaliland's legal framework on justice for children, available data and perceptions among justice sector actors, social workers and the wider public about children in conflict with the law. It considers the opportunity presented by the customary justice system to provide diversion opportunities for children who would otherwise remain in the criminal justice system.
Horizon is conducting a baseline study of Somaliland’s formal justice system to identify the most appropriate areas for investment in the justice sector. The study includes extensive data collection on justice actors in Somaliland’s regions.
Horizon is conducting research on prisons throughout Somaliland’s regions with the objective of bettering prison conditions. The data collected will help to create programmes that strive to improve Somaliland’s prisons, including legal aid assistance to juvenile inmates.