Human Rights in Somalia
The formation of the Federal Government in September 2012 brought in a renewed hope of political stability and transition to Somalia. While the Federal Government is internationally recognised, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland and the autonomous regions of Puntland continue to function separately. Attributed to the long running internal conflict the human rights situation is dismal by all standards. Though the relative stability witnessed in the last few years created somewhat of a breathing space, rampant violations and abuses best characterise the state of human rights in Somalia.