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|Examination of the legal framework for protection of females against sexual violence in Somalia
|Mustafa, Abdiaziz Mohamud Sh
Sexual Violence against Women
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
International Humanitarian Law
|Kampala International University
|This study provided for an examination of the legal framework for protection of females against sexual violence in Somalia. It involved three objectives specifically to examine the national framework concerning sexual violence in Somalia, to assess international legal framework on sexual violence in Somalia and as well identify the challenges to international and national legal framework on sexual violence in Somalia. Being a legal research it focused on use of doctrinal research methodology which involved thorough analysis of the legal instruments concerning sexual violence in Somalia. Focus was put on both local and international statutes concerning sexual violence and how it has affected women in Somalia at large. The Somali government is bound by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention against Torture (CAT) and the general rules of international humanitarian law (IHL). Under the ICCPR, sexual violence is a serious violation of human rights law; Under the CAT, sexual violence is a form of torture; Under IHL, sexual violence may be considered a war crime and a crime against humanity. Various recommendations were made and these included recommending Somali authorities and forces to take all necessary measures to protect women’s security, particularly at IDP camps throughout Mogadishu and surrounding areas where they face a significant risk of rape.
|A dissertation submitted to the school of law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a master of laws degree of Kampala international university.
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|Master of Arts in Law
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