Somalia - Compliance with the Convention Against Torture: The Death Penalty
Document: Somalia CAT Death Penalty FINAL.pdf (PDF 1.4 MB)
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Death Penalty, International Advocacy
Mechanism: UN Committee against Torture
This report outlines human rights violations in Somalia in the context of the death penalty and persons charged with capital crimes. As explained in further detail below,torture is prevalentin detention facilities and impunity persists. TheGovernment of Somalia, and other actors within the jurisdiction of Somalia, continue to impose and carry out death sentences, including for offenses that do not constitute the "most serious crimes." In addition, military courts often pronounce death sentences against civilians, and civilian courts lack independence and impartiality. Minors continue to be subject to the death penalty.