Department of Legal Formulation Reform   

Department of Legal Formulation Reform   

The following are the functions of the Department of Legal Formulation Reform: –

  • Drafting and formulation of all the legislation and policies required by the state in consultant with all the stakeholders concerned by the act
  • Conduct research and study of the existing laws and come up with legal updates required
  • Come up with legal requirements of the state research plan with all its requirements and share with DG and Minister
  • Collecting and archive all the legislations and policies of Puntland State and Federal Government of Somalia
  • Developing and updating of website to be uploaded for all the legislations to facilitate that public can easily access
  • Review all the legislations developed by Puntland Institutions to ensure that they are developed in legal way, in line with the Constitution and Islamic principles
  • Submit the drafted acts by Puntland Institutions to the council of ministries after the review and alignment
  • Develop and review important policies of the state as required
  • Coordinate the formulation of the policies, framework and programs to support the legal legislation and legal review in PSS
  • Develop and come 5-year work plan of legal formulation and updates in line with MoJRACR 5-year strategic plan
  • Preparation and implementation of the five (5) year strategic plan and budget for the department.
  • Preparation and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system and tools for the Department
  • Preparation and implementation of the capacity development for all staff based on the needs assessment and in-line with Puntland Civil Service Commission (PCSC) guidelines and requirements.
  • Preparation of the annual financial estimates in consultation with the heads of sections

The department is divided into two sections which include the Legal Legislation and Legal Review Sections. The following table provides the functions for each of the sections:

 

SECTIONS FUNCTIONS
1 Legal Legislation Section ·  Review of policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations for the legal legislation

·         Development of legal legislation framework and programs supporting the operations of the Legal Legislation Section

·  Implementation of policies, framework and programs for the Legal Legislation Section

·  Drafting all the legislation and policies required by the state in consultant with all the stakeholders concerned

·  Prepare legal requirements of the state research plan with all its requirements

·  Monitor the implementation of legal legislation policies, rules, guidelines and regulations in Puntland

·  Implementation of the five (5) year strategic plan and budget in the Legal Legislation Section

·  Coordination of the inter-ministerial and sectional collaboration and cooperation on legal legislation

 

2 Legal Review  Section ·   Review of policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations for the legal review

·  Development of legal review framework and programs

·  Implementation of policies, framework and programs for the Legal Review Section

·  Undertake research and study of the existing laws and come up with legal updates required

·  Review all the legislations developed by Puntland Institutions to ensure that they are developed in legal way, in line with the Constitution and Islamic principles

·  Review all important policies of the state as required

·  Collect and archive all the legislations and policies of Puntland State and Federal Government of Somalia

·  Develop and update the website to be uploaded with all the legislations to facilitate easy access by the public

·  Implementation of the five (5) year strategic plan and budget in the Legal Review Section

·  Coordination of the inter-ministerial and sectional collaboration and cooperation on legal review