Somaliland Ranked Free in Political Rights and Civil Liberties

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Though unrecognized the Somaliland boundaries were jointly demarcated by Britain, Ethiopia and Italy over 100 years ago

Somalilandsun: The East African country of Somaliland practices global standards as pertains to democracy and civil rights.

This is according to the Freedom in the World whose Freedom House annual report for 2020 ranked Somaliland among countries that are partly free in  political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

Freedom in the World reports assess the level of political rights and civil liberties in a given geographical area, regardless of whether they are affected by the state, nonstate actors, or foreign powers. Disputed territories are sometimes assessed separately if they meet certain criteria, including boundaries that are sufficiently stable to allow year-on-year comparisons

In the 2020 report  the 41/100 score garnered by Somaliland was apportioned as

  1. Political Rights – 17/4

  2. Civil Liberties- 24/60

This is a point below the 42/100 score earned in the Somaliland freedom house country report 2019

In contrast neighbouring Somalia  with a score of 7/100 is ranked NOT FREE.

Read the full report Freedom in the World Somaliland Country Report 2020