Bar associations are essential for upholding the rule of law and human rights. Because lawyers are integral to accessing the justice system, it is key that there is an independent and licensed body that regulates lawyers. Horizon is working to support efforts to establish a Bar Association in Somaliland that will legitimise and regulate the profession.
Our work includes:
- Researching and publishing a report on the public's perception of lawyers in Somaliland
- Drafting recommendations for how to establish a independent Bar Association in Somaliland
- Drafting a booklet on ethics for lawyers