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Freedom from Fear

This journal aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and awareness of the international community's priority issues in the field of justice, crime prevention and human rights. The Magazine pursues the promotion of innovative dialogue by spreading awareness, creating consensus and a sense of shared responsibility of the problems that affect the global community. As a forum for long-term change, the Magazine endeavors to promote democratic values, civil stability, and aid the international community in developing actions towards greater peace, justice and security for all members of social, civil and political society.

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Somalia at a glance

Somalia became independent in the 1960s, when the two protectorates, Great Britain’s in the South and Italy’s in the North, were unified. A military coup headed by Mohamed Siad Barre in 1969, brought the country into a military regime that very soon shifted into an authoritarian rule which somehow managed to generate a certain degree of balance. After having experienced such ‘stability’, the country precipitated into a civil chaos in 1991 after Siad Barre was overthrown by opposing clans. Since then Somalia, whose territory occupies a strategic and crucial position in the Horn of Africa has been living in full anarchy. Shortly after Barre’s capitulation, the northern region of Somalia self-declared the independent Republic of Somaliland, a country never recognized by other states, which, however, has been preserving a stable existence: the Republic includes today eight administrative districts and it keeps its effort to guarantee democratic representation, holding elections at all levels, local and parliamentary.

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