AJAT Somaliland Baseline Report

The EAJ conducted this Baseline study in Somaliland to measure the performance of EAJ interventions; and to inform EAJ Program design and activities. It centers around the six core elements of the American Bar Association’s Access to Justice Assessment Tool (AJAT): Legal Framework, Legal Knowledge, Advice & Representation, Access to Justice, Fair Procedure, and Enforcement. Employing a robust mixed-methods approach, data was collected in Maroodijeex, Awdal, Togdheer and Sool. Given other existing research on conflict resolution and justice provision in Somalia, this study focused especially on land disputes and sexual and gender-based violence, as these two currently sit uneasy in Somaliland’s justice landscape.