Capacity building workshop on the Somaliland Law-Making Process from a Comparative Perspective
On 11 May 2022, the Max Planck Foundation organised the second workshop for members of the House of Representatives of the Somaliland Parliament on the topic of the Somaliland Law-Making Process from a Comparative Perspective. The workshop was held in Hargeisa for more than 30 members and supporting staff of the House of Representatives and was formally opened by his Excellency, Hon. Sa’ed Mire Farah, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The current EU-funded project with the Max Planck Foundation envisages four workshops on the Somaliland system of law-making and legislative drafting for selected members of the House of Representatives of the Somaliland Parliament and their legal support staff.
This second workshop was organised within the framework of the second training-of-trainers workshop for Legal Advisors in the Somaliland Parliament. With the support from the Project Coordinator and Research Fellows from the Max Planck headquarter office in Heidelberg, the local Legal Advisors in Somaliland delivered the workshop for the members of the House of Representatives and their legal support staff. The presentations explained the process of law-making in Somaliland as provided in the Somaliland Constitution and the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives of the Somaliland Parliament and compared it with law-making processes in a selection of other countries from around the world. In a practical working group assignment, the participants were then given the opportunity to discuss the contents of the presentation in a theoretical exercise.
The workshop was well received and very lively discussions ensued among the participants. The participants, including the first Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives greatly appreciated the workshop and its contents and very lively discussions ensued among the participants.