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THE REGULATION OF POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS & PARTIES LAW
LAW NO 14/2000
This Law was passed by the House of Representatives on 19/6/2000 (Resolution No: GW/KF-11/133/2000) and the House of Elders on 8/7/200 (Resolution No: GG/jsl/KAL-11/G10217/2000); and the President signed it (Presidential Decree No: 26 of 2000) on 6/8/200. It came into force on the latter date.
The Republic of Somaliland shall have a general committee which is independent and which will have the responsibility for registering associations and approving political parties.
COMMITTEE : means the Committee for the Registration of Political Associations and the Approval of Parties.
REGION/DISTRICT : means the legally recognized regions/districts of the Republic of Somaliland.
THE LEGALLY RECOGNISED COUNCILS: means the Constitutional councils of the Republic of Somaliland, which are:
ASSOCIATION/ASSOCIATIONS : means a unit of politically organized section of the society which has been registered for participating in the local government elections prior to its recognition as a political party.
PARTY/PARTIES : means party/parties which have been approved for participation in the general elections of the Parliament and those of the President and the Vice-president.
FOREIGNER : means any person who is not a patrial  of the Republic of Somaliland.
PUBLIC MEDIA : means radios, newspapers, cinemas, public assembly places and other information dissemination tools which are managed by the state.
PUBLIC ASSETS : means the movable or immovable assets of whatever form, which are owned by the state.
APPLICATION FORM : means the special form issued by the Committee, which sets out the information and particulars required of associations which apply for registration.
NATIONAL ELECTION : means the general election which will be contested by the three (3) national parties .
Election Campaign : means the activities of the associations/parties and candidates in competing for the understanding and support of the voters [The Presidential & Local Elections Law (Law No: 20/2001]
Any association seeking registration as a political association shall submit an application, in the prescribed form, to the Committee and shall enclose the following particulars and documents:
Under Article 6 of the Organization of the Judiciary Law 2004, the Constitutional Court consists of the Chairman and all the judges of the Supreme Court and shall consider all issues as a full bench. The court has the exclusive jurisdiction to decide on any suits from interested parties relating to decisions of the Executive and the Legislative branches of the state, which are considered to be unconstitutional; and to interpret the provisions of the Constitution and other laws, over which there may be a conflict.
Mr. M Caafi
Mohamoud affi [email@example.com]