This website is the result of a collaboration between the Legal Advice Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Hargeisa. The two organisations concluded a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2020 to promote and enhance teaching and other collaborative research related activity.
This website contains free and publicly accessible information on human rights and peacebuilding to directly assist local people and civil organisations (such as charities, community leaders, and other interest groups). The information aims to help people understand and identify abuses, be able to challenge human rights violations, and explain/support peacebuilding measures to promote peace and a functioning civil society. The website is also aimed at UK stakeholders to help develop a more effective and inclusive understanding of critical issues in Somaliland and the Horn of Africa.
Students from Royal Holloway's School of Law and Social Sciences and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Hargeisa collaborated to produce this website, under the supervision of staff at both institutions. Although staff provided supervision, students were strongly encouraged to take control of the project. Our team heavily prioritised ‘student ownership’ as a constructive and valuable learning experience; as such, participants were deliberately trusted with significant responsibility for their own and their peers’ learning. Teams consisted of students across both institutions equally to fully promote international collaboration and maximise the benefits of peer learning with students from a different country/culture.
You can find out more about the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies here.
You can also learn more about the Legal Advice Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London here.
If you have any questions or queries please direct them to LAC@rhul.ac.uk.
Ayan Abdilahi Abdi
Khalid Mohamoud Abdillahi
Sahra Abdi Hassan
Sacda Mohamed Mahamoud
Kassim Abdalla Yusuf
Hamse Abdullahi Yonis
Dr Alexander Gilder, Lecturer in Law, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Nasir Ali, Director, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Hargeisa.
Dr Nicola Antoniou, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director/Supervising Solicitor, Legal Advice Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Michelle Bentley, Reader in International Relations and Director, Centre for International Security, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Daniela Lai, Lecturer in International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London.