a meeting held by Somali lawyers in London the 9th
of October 2004, and the 26th of February 2005 has been agreed to form a non
profit international association, named
“ Somali Law Council”.
The membership is open to all the Somali Lawyers
around the globe, After a long discussion, has
been agreed and proposed the aims and objectives
of S L C, as follow:
To call upon
Somali Lawyers, Somali Law Academics and Somali Law
Students to assist on the full construction and
business of the Council and its divisions by
facilitating contact and exchange of ideas and
information between them and other organisations.
To work with all other Somali
professionals for the reconstruction of Somalia; and
to restore, defend and promote and
put into practice human rights and civil liberties.
existing encoded Somali laws, Somali customary and
Sharia laws and regulations and amend or repeal them
accordingly so as to create a catalogue of practical
and effective laws for the use of, by and for the
To support and
facilitate the legal needs of, and provide advice
to, the Somali Government, trade and industry,
institutions, organisations and individuals.