The subject of human rights in the international system is still a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is in dire need of undivided attention. In specificity, the occurrence of human rights violations requires attention and solution. Although there are countless cases of equally disastrous violations, Somalia maintains the spotlight for the purpose of this discussion. The turmoil and destruction that occurs from the lack of a central government includes a wide range of different characteristics. Sexual abuse and assault within minority communities and refugee camps, clan violence, and IDP camp discrepancies are pervasive within Somalia. The implementation of firstly, humanitarian aid, secondly, pressure to conform back to African ideals, and thirdly, a militarily structuralized influence from the United States and the African Union would counteract the human rights violations and lack of a central government present in Somalia.
[...] Simply stated, within Somalia the conflict is apparent from the types of family clans. The clans produce violence when they believe that one clan name is trying to take over in whole, such as from a governmental standpoint. The violence evolved from a clan attempting an overthrow of another central clan name. The two major clans seem to be the Hawiye and the Darod clan. The current president, Yusuf, is accused overwhelmingly of favoring his clan, Darod, when appointing governmental officials and therefore the Hawiye clan members, as well as other smaller clans, rebel against the Transitional Federal Government and President Yusuf (Mwakugu, 2007). [...]
[...] Somalia has always tended to be the victim of famine most commonly as a result of drought. An article stated that the most vulnerable victims during this famine were “specifically targeted because of their weakness and vulnerability, because of clan, or sub-clan affiliation, and/or because of valuable farmland coveted by other clans that intensified during the civil (Prendergast, 4). The famine that threatened Mogadishu at that time was drastically different in origination and cause. The complex food system in the area was indefinitely disrupted during the crisis and affected not only the farming areas and people, but the vast majority of Somalis in all surrounding areas. [...]
[...] The vast majority, as has been stated, of human rights issues in the country are now incorporated into the discrepancies within the IDP camps and their lack of proper resources and security to provide the civilians living within them. The second aspect of a proposed solution within the turmoil in Somalia is the integration of severe peace talks and negotiations that stem from basic and concrete African roots and ideals. The aid is needed just as much as ever, but this time the United States should work alongside the United Nations and the African Union to ensure proper delivery and, ultimately, proper safety of the troops involved. [...]
[...] Human rights violations run rampant within Somalia in an overwhelmingly negative sense. Clan militias instigated the beginnings of clan violence which, in turn, prompted humanitarian effects. The occurrence of brutality forces Somalis to evacuate their communities as a last ditch attempt to survive. A rough estimate of 300,000 Somali refugees fled to Kenya in the span of approximately a year and a half (Nowjoree, 44). The first form of human rights violations resurrects itself as a result of this. Sexual abuse and assault rage drastically within the displacement camps and the minority communities surrounding the clan headquarters. [...]
[...] The violations in Somalia directly indicate the refusal of these rights because the civilians are not able to demonstrate freedom of expression for fear of violent response by the insurgent groups. According to Article 9 in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, “everyone has the right to liberty and security of person no one shall be deprived of his liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedure as are established by (UN General Assembly, 1966). [...]
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