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Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Somalia, English

(1) At the beginning of the term of the House of the People, both Houses of the Federal Parliament shall establish a Parliamentary Service Commission serving for the term of the House of the People.
(2) The Parliamentary Service Commission shall consist of:
(a) The Speaker of the House of the People as chairperson;
(b) The Speaker of the Upper House as vice-chairperson;
(c) Four (4) members elected by the House of the People from among its members, of whom at least two (2) shall be women;
(d) Two (2) members elected by the Upper House from among its members, of whom at least one shall be a woman; and
(e) One member appointed by the House of the People from among persons who are experienced in public affairs, but are not members of the Federal Parliament.
… (Art. 111D)

Somalia, Somali

(1) Mudadda bilowga ah ee Golaha shacabka, waa in labada aqal ee Federaalku sameeyaan Guddiga Adeega Baarlamaanka taasoo shaqeyneysa mudadda Aqalka Dadweynuhu jiro.
(2) Guddiga Adeega Baarlamaanku waa inuu ka koobnaadaa:
(a) Guddoomiyaha Golaha shacabka oo ah guddoominaya fadhiyada;
(b) Guddoomiyaha Aqalka Sare oo noqonaya guddoomiye ku-xigeen;
(c) Afar xubnood oo lagu soo magacaabay Golaha shacabka kuwaasoo ay ugu yaraan ka mid yihiin laba haween ah;
(d) Laba xubinood laga soo magacaabay Golaha shacabka kaasoo ay midkood tahay haweenay;
(e) Hal xubin oo ay soo magacaabay Golaha Shacabka oo ah shakhsi khabiir ku ah arrimaha dadweynaha hase yeeshee aan ka mid ahayn xubnaha Baarlamanka; Federaalka.
… (Qodobka 111D.)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Somalia, English


(2) Every Somali citizen is entitled to be considered for positions in the national armed forces at all levels, without discrimination and the rights of women shall be protected in this respect. (Art. 127)

Somalia, Somali


(2) Muwaadin kasta oo Soomaali waxa uu xaq u leeyahay in uu ka qayb-qaato jagooyinka iyo jaranjarooyinka darajo ee Ciidammada iyada oo aan la takooreyn, iyadoo la ilaalinaaya xuquuqda haweenka ee arrintan la xiriirta. (Qodobka 127aad.)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Somalia, English


(5) Women must be included in all national institutions, in an effective way, in particular all elected and appointed positions across the three branches of government and in national independent commissions. (Art. 3)

Somalia, Somali


(5) Haweenku waa in ay ka mid noqdaan dhammaan hay’adaha guud ee qaranka, si wax-ku-ool ah, gaar ahaan jagooyinka la isu doorto iyo kuwa la isu magacaabo ee saddexda laamood ee Dawladda iyo Guddiyada Madaxbannaan ee Qaranka. (Qodobka 3aad.)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Somalia, English

(1) Every citizen has the right to take part in public affairs. … (Art. 22)

Somalia, Somali

(1) Muwaaddin kastaa wuxuu xaq u leeyahay in uu ka qayb-qaato arrimaha guud ee dadweynaha. … (Qodobka 22aad.)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Somalia, English


(3) The rights recognized in this Chapter7 may be limited only by a law as provided for in Article 38. (Art. 12)

Somalia, Somali


(3) Xuquuqda lagu aqoonsaday cutubkan sharci uun baa lagu xaddidi karaa sida ku xusan Qodobka 38. (Qodobka 12aad.)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Somalia, English

(1) The rights set out in this Chapter may be limited by law, provided that the law is not targeted at particular individuals or groups.
(2) This right may be limited by law, or by specific exceptions in this Chapter, only if that limitation is demonstrably reasonable and justified according to the values underlying this constitution.
(3) In deciding whether a limitation is reasonable and justifiable, all relevant factors must be taken into account.
(4) The relevant factors in terms of Clause 3 include the nature and importance of the right limited, the importance of the purpose to be achieved by the limitation, whether the limitation is suitable for achieving the purpose, and whether the same purpose could be achieved while being less restrictive of the rights limited.
(5) Possible restriction of fundamental rights during a state of emergency is dealt with in Chapter 14, Article 131 of this Constitution. (Art. 38)

Somalia, Somali

(1) Xuquuqda lagu sheegay Cutubkan waxaa xaddidi kara sharciga, haddii sharcigaasi uusan si gaar ah u bar-tilmaameedsanayn shakhsiyaad ama kooxo.
(2) Xuquuqdan waxaa xaddidaya sharciga, ama waxaaba si gaar ah loogu asteeyay cutubkan, waase haddii xaddidaaddaasi ay tahay mid si cad u maangal ah ama kuwo la aqbali karo oo waafaqsan qiyamka lagu qeexay Dastuurka.
(3) Marka go’aan laga gaarayo in xaddididda xuquuqdu ay noqoto mid la aqbali karo oo maangal ah, waa in dhammaan arrimaha xaddeyntan khuseeya xisaabta lagu darsadaa.
(4) Arrimaha la xiriira waxaa ka mid ah dabeecadda iyo ahmiyadda xuquuqda la xaddidey iyo muhimmadda ujeeddo la rabo in lagu gaaro xaddidaadda; haddii xaddididdaasi u habboon tahay in lagu gaaro ujeeddada ama haddii isla ujeeddadaas lagu gaari karaayey iyadoo aan la xaddidin xuquuqdaas.
(5) Xaddididda suurtogalka ah ee xuquuqda asaasiga ah ee muwaaddinka xilliga xaaladda degdegga waxaa lagu sheegay Cutubka 14aad, Qodobka 131aad. (Qodobka 38aad.)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Somalia, English

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(4) The recognition of the fundamental rights set out in this Chapter does not deny the existence of any other rights that are recognized or conferred by Shari’ah, or by customary law or legislation to the extent that they are consistent with the Shari’ah and the Constitution. (Art. 40)

Somalia, Somali


(4) Xuquuqda asaasiga ah ee ku xusan Cutubkan kama hor-imaaan karaan xuquuqda kale ee Shareecada Islaamku jideysey iyo xeer-dhaqameedka la jaanqaadi kara Shareecada iyo Dastuurka. (Qodobka 40aad.)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Somalia, English

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(5) The declaration of a State of Emergency may give the executive special powers that are necessary to deal with the situation only.
(6) The powers granted under a State of Emergency shall not include powers to violate the rights under this Constitution, unless that violation is absolutely necessary for the purposes of dealing with the emergency situation.
… (Art. 131)

Somalia, Somali

...
(5) Ku-dhawaaqista xaaladda degdegga ah waxaa ay laanta fulinta siin kartaa awoodo gaar ah oo loogu baahan yahay wax ka qabashada xaaladda oo keliya.
(6) Awoodaha lagu bixiyo xaaladda degdegga ah gudaheeda kuma jirayaan awoodo loogu xadgudbayo xuquuqaha ku jira dastuurkan, haddii xadgudubkaasi aanu gebi ahaanba lagamamaarmaan u ahayn ujeeddooyinka wax ka qabashada xaaladda degdegga ah.
… (Qodoboda 131.)

Protection from Violence

Somalia, English

A person may not be subjected to slavery, servitude, trafficking, or forced labour for any purpose. (Art. 14)

Somalia, Somali

Sinaba qof looma addoonsan karo, midiidin lagama dhigan karo, lagama ganacsan karo, qasabna looguma shaqaysan karo. (Qodobka 14aad.)

Protection from Violence

Somalia, English

(1) Every person has the right to personal liberty and security.
(2) Every person has the right to personal security, and this includes: the prohibition of illegal detention, all forms of violence, including any form of violence against women, torture, or inhumane treatment.
(3) Every person has the right to physical integrity, which cannot be violated. No one may be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their consent or, if a person lacks the legal capacity to consent, the consent of a near relative and the support of expert medical opinion.
(4) Female circumcision is a cruel and degrading customary practice, and is tantamount to torture. The circumcision of girls is prohibited.
(5) Abortion is contrary to Shari’ah and is prohibited except in cases of necessity, especially to save the life of the mother. (Art. 15)

Somalia, Somali

(1) Qof kastaa wuxuu xaq u leeyahay xorriyaddiisa shakhsiga ah iyo nabagelyada qofnimadiisa.
(2) Qof kasta wuxuu xaq u leeyahay amaan shaqsiyadeed waxaa ka mid ah: ka-reebanaan xarig aan sharciga waafaqsaneyn, waxaa kaloo xorriyadda qofnimo ka mid ah ka-reebanaan wax kasta oo cunfi ah, oo ay ka mid tahay wax kasta oo cunfi ah oo lagula kaco haweenka. Qofna looma geysan karo jirdil, fal bini’aadantinamada ka baxsan.
(3) Qof kasta wuxuu xaq u leeyahay badqabka jirkiisa waana laguma xad gudbaan. Qofna laguma qasbi karo in lagu sameeyo tijaabo takhtareed ama mid cilmibaariseed, haddii qofka ama xigtadiisa dhowi aynan oggolaanin islamarkaasina aysan jirin talo uu bixiyey xeeldheere caafimaad marka uusan qofku sharciyan awood u lahayn inuu wax oggolaado.
(4) Gudniinka gabdhaha waa caado naxariis-darro iyo xaqiraad u dhiganta jirdil. Gudniinka gabdhaha waa reeban yahay.
(5) Soo rididda ilmuhu waa arrin ka soo horjeedda Shareecada Islaamka, waana reebban tahay, haddii aan ka ahayn xaalad caafimaad aan looga maarmin badbaadinta nolosha hooyada. (Qodobka 15aad.)