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Horizon Institute

Hargeisa, Somalia
Joined February 2018

Horizon Institute is a local Somaliland NGO working to promote human rights and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment.

Presence in: Somalia
Focus: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice

Horizon Institute runs a paralegal project focused on assisting persons in police and prison detention. They are working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable, fair and just.

People Associated With This Organization

Ahmed Abdullahi

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined December 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Ahmed Abdilahi is a Paralegal on Horizon’s Somaliland Paralegal Project, before joining Horizon, he was worked with Somaliland Youth Development Association (SOYDA) as a Protection Officer and he was engaged in different community project. He is currently completing a Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy at University of Hargeisa. Ahmed also has a Bachelors in Social Science and specialized with Social Work and Community Development from Golis University. Ahmed has taken number of short course trainings include Child Protection in Emergencies, Cash For work, Project Management, Human Security and Globalization as well as Diplomatic Correspondence and Communication.

Ahmed jama Mohammed

Somalia  
Horizon Institute (Unverified)
Joined December 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
Ahmed jama is a paralegal on Horizons somaliland project working in burao. to assist persons in police and prison detention.Their team is working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice.

Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves.

Horizon’s paralegals conduct legal empowerment through Paralegal Aid Clinics (PLCs). The PLCs use interactive learning techniques like forum theatre to teach members of the public criminal law.

Before Joining Horizon I has interned at the Regional Court in Burao and the Appeal Court of Togdheer Region. also I worked as a assistant lawyer and as paralegal for the Somaliland Lawyers Association (SOLLA). I hold an LLB from Alpha University in Burao.

Caitlin Lambert

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined February 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Caitlin is the Legal Advisor at Horizon Institute, a Somaliland NGO working to advance access to justice and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment.

At Horizon, she leads a team of paralegals working to assist persons in police and prison detention. They are working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves.

Before joining Horizon, Caitlin clerked in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court and worked for African Rights in Kigali, Rwanda. She holds an MA in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford, a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and a BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College.

Hodo Ali

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined December 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Hodo Ali is a paralegal at Horizon Institute, a Somaliland NGO working to advance access to justice and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment.
"At Horizon Institute, Hodo Ali is part of a team of paralegals working to assist persons in police and prison detention. Their team is working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves. Before Joining Horizon institute Hodo worked as Self-employed Lawyer at Somaliland courts, which Advocates women and children to gain Justice. she holds Bachelor of Law At the University of Hargeisa A candidate MA of Criminology At Mekele university.

Idiris Mohamed

Somalia  
Horizon Institute (Unverified)
Joined December 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I'm Idiris Abdi Mohamed, I live in Hargeisa Somaliland, I'm Senior Paralegal at Horizon Institute,a Somaliland NGO working to advance access to justice and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment.

At Horizon, he leads a group of paralegals working to assist persons in police and prison detention. They are working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves.

Before joining Horizon, Idiris was General lawyer in the courts of Somaliland and worked for many International Organizations and Local NGOs. He holds an MA in International Of International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Hargeisa, a LLB in law University Hargeisa School of Law.

Khadra Mohamoud

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined January 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Khadra Mohamud Is a Gender Basic Violence (GBV) Victim Advocate at Horizon Institute Organization On Togdheer region. At Horizon she provides court advocacy services, including accompanying victims to court, providing assistance with submitting court applications, as well as liaising between different services and justice actors (the police, CID, courts and prosecution.)
Works with communities to increase their understanding of the legal protections available for GBV and empower individuals to use these legal protections Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves. Before Joining Horizon Institute khadra worked Disability Action Network NGO for Gender Basic Violence and Comunity basic rehabilitation and worked Ministry of health MOH (Director of non-communicable disease in Togdher region) she holds B.A of Clinical Medicine in Gollis University and Diploma of Midwife in Burao Institute of health science

Khalid Ali

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined December 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Khalid Ali is a paralegal at Horizon institute a Somaliland NGO working to advance access to justice and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment. As paralegal we working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Moreover, we work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves.

Mohamoud Suleiman

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined December 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice
Mohamoud is the Paralegal at Horizon Institute, a Somaliland NGO working to advance access to justice and the rule of law through research, institution building and legal empowerment. At Horizon Institute, Mohamoud Suleiman is part of a team of paralegals working to assist persons in police and prison detention. Their team is working to promote systematic change in Somaliland’s criminal justice system through empowering people who are detained in police stations and prisons and their families to gain justice. Paralegals work directly with detained persons and their families to know and use the legal protections afforded by Somaliland’s laws. Horizon is harnessing the knowledge gained from assisting thousands of individuals to push for systematic changes that will create a criminal justice system that is more accountable to the people it serves

Rahma Abokor

Somalia  
Horizon Institute
Joined December 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building
Rahma Abokor works at Horizon institute as a paralegal, she assists detainees in prisons and police stations, giving them legal empowerment and legal advise, also she works with detained person's family, helping them for processing complains to the courts and guiding them, to take all the steps that law allows them to do during the process.
Caitlin Lambert is the network champion (main point of contact) for Horizon Institute.

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