Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Publication date: 
2010
Accord issue: 
21
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Despite on-going challenges, the process of constitution making has helped to consolidate peace and create structures of government that possess public legitimacy in Somaliland and Puntland. At the national level no such progress has been made since 2006 and none seems likely without a broader political settlement behind it, as Sally Healy outlines in this article.

Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia are all at different stages in a process of moving from a peace agreement, to a transitional charter, to a constitution, a referendum and elections. The results have been generally disappointing from the perspective of the practitioners involved in them. 

Sally Healy