Somalia, which sits on the Horn of Africa, has the continent's longest coastline. The country was without a formal parliament for two decades between 1991 and 2012, which resulted in continuous fighting between rival warlords. Even after an internationally-backed government was installed in 2012, the country remains politically fractured, with the continuous security threat of the main Islamist insurgent group, Al-Shabab. Within this climate, violations of children’s rights are widespread, including the recruitment of children into armed groups and female genital mutilation.

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DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
SOMALIA: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing of children
18 Jun 2015
This report was submitted ahead of the 24th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as part of our campaign against...
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