Human Rights in Somalia
In Somalia, the human rights situation is dismal by all standards. This is to a great extent attributed to the long-running internal conflict. The relative stability that has been visible over the last few years has created somewhat of a breathing space, but rampant violations and abuses still characterise the state of human rights in the country. Unlawful recruitment, abduction, torture, and killing of civilians remain widespread issues. Impunity and the lack of accountability continues to be deep-rooted obstacles, not least since state institutions lack the capacity to meet their human rights obligations at the same time as non-state actors remain active perpetrators of human rights violations in this vicious circle.