UN Crafted Constitution has many Somali Watchers Bemused

July 2, 2012 by

On June 22, 2012 the Somali Roadmap (the process for ending the Transition) Signatories (SRS) signed a series of documents prepared by the Office of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS). The documents, available here, (1) Somali Transitional Government Decree (Decree); (2) protocol establishing Somali National Constituent Assembly (NCA); (3) protocol establishing Somali New Federal Parliament (SFP); (4) Protocol Establishing the Technical Selection Committee (TSC); (5) Protocol Establishing the Signatories Technical Facilitation Committee (STFC); and (6) Draft Provisional Federal Constitution (DPFC) which entered into force on June 22, 2012. These documents except the DPFC are written in English. Even the DPFC is evidently translated from English. UNPOS throttles Somalia.