Office of Puntland Human Rights Defendant

The office was established on 27th November 2014, pursuant to the Puntland State Constitution, Human Rights Defender Act of 2011 and the International Human Rights law and Guiding Principles (Paris Principles). The establishment of the office did not spring from a vacuum, or came due to the impulse of circumstances, but rather it was as a result of collective demands of the Puntland people, and a long process of evaluation that was realized thoughts and  concerted efforts undertaken by the various concerned parties of national and international.

The PIOHRD is mandated to observe constitutional and legal rights as well as advocate human rights issues at Puntland State particular, and Somalia at large. The office is committed to the protection, respect and the promotion of human rights for everyone. Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human.

What we do

Office Brief Introduction

The primary focus of PIOHRD is to strengthen the extension of human rights to all sections of society and empower them to raise their voices to be heard, in particular, the vulnerable groups.  As it is obvious to everyone, the institutional and individual transformation is not enough to expose and protest injustice,  but the requirement is to advocate for creation of enabling environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent observance, respect and defend for human rights in Puntland through institutional and legal advocacy for  all community segments as well as government tiers.

This calls for collective actions and complementary interventions through co-owned strategic partnership at bottom up right-based approach. In this regard, PIOHRD invites concerned institutions and individuals to play their respective prominent roles in the collective engagement of advocacy and raising awareness on legal and constitutional rights for Puntland people and their government interlocutors.


Latest Events


Xafiiska Difaacaha oo qabtay shirka saggaalaad ee daneeyayaasha Xuquuqda Aadanaha – Sawirro

Xafiiska Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland ayaa xaruntiisa Garowe ku qabtay kulan ay ka wada-qayb galeen Xeer ilaaliyaha guud ee dowladda Maxamuud Xasan Aw-cismaan, Taliyaha Hoggaanka Dembi-baarista Booliska Gen. Ibraahim Cali Xasan, AgaasimahaRead More...
By : Editor | Mar 25, 2019

Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadaha oo Diakonia kala qaybgalay 25Sano-guuradii markii ay Soomaaliya ka shaqo bilawday.

Xafiiska difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland ayaa ka qaybgalay xuska 25sano guuradii ka soo wareegtay markii ay gudaha Soomaaliya gaar ahaan Puntland ka hawl bilawday hay’ada Diakonia. Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Maxamed Yusuf CaliRead More...
By : Editor | Feb 26, 2019

Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland oo baarlamanka u jeediyay warbixin sannadeedka saddexaad – Sawirro

Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland Maxamed Yusuf Cali ayaa maanta Baarlamanka Puntland wuxuu ka horjeediyay warbixin sannadeedka saddexaad ee waxqabadka xafiiska iyo arrimaha xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland. Taas oo inta badan xoogga saaraysay hawlihiiRead More...
By : Editor | Feb 17, 2019

Xafiiska Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland oo Xildhibaanad Nimco Caarshe ku taageeray in ay ka mid noqoto gudiga joogta ah ee Baarlamanka – Sawirro

Isniin 21 Janaayo, 2019, Baarlamanka Puntland ayaa cod aqlabiyad ah ku ansixiyay in Xildhibaanad Nimco Cabdi Caarshe oo ah gabadha keliya ee ku jirta golaha in ay ka mid noqoto 10ka xubnoodRead More...
By : Editor | Jan 23, 2019

Shirka Toddobaad Ee Guddiga Wadashaqaynta Arrimaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland – Sawirro

Xafiiska difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha iyo wasaarada haweenka iyo arrimaha qoyska ayaa 30ka Disembar si wadajir ah u qabtay shirkii todobaad ee guddiga wadashaqaynta arrimaha xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland. Shirkaas ayaa looga hadlay tebintaRead More...
By : Editor | Jan 3, 2019

Bulshada Rayidka ah ee Puntland oo la isku raacay in ay korjoogtayn karaan xaalada Saldhigyada iyo Xabsiyada Puntland – Sawirro

Difaacaha Xuquuqda Aadanaha Puntland Maxamed Yusuf Cali ayaa ka qaybgalay kulan ay yeesheen Wasiirka caddaaladda Puntland Saalax Xabiib Jamac, Taliyaha booliska Puntland Gen. Muxyadiin Axmed Muse, Madaxa tababarada ee Taliska Asluubta G/dhexeRead More...
By : Editor | Dec 20, 2018


The aim is to engage all partners (including community-based institutions, government tiers, human rights supportive institutions) into strategic partnership to achieve an informed dialogue on constitutional rights through facilitation and information dissemination to improve human rights situations in Puntland and Somalia at large our office would greatly appreciate any cooperation in human rights protection efforts.


To create a society where dignity & HR of all persons, including refugees, IDPs, monitories, women, disabled, age and children living in Puntland are fully respected, realized & protected by the rule of law.


The PIOHRD is committed to the full implementation of all HR protection and promotion under the Puntland constitution & subsequently operationized by Human Rights Defender Act as well as international HR standards at the national levels in accordance with the conventions signed by Somali Federal Government & Paris Principles.