About the SGO

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) of the Republic of Somaliland is the main legal advisor to the government by providing essential legal expertise and legal services to the Government of Somaliland.

The OSG is established under the Somaliland Judiciary Organization Act No.; 24/2003, and it is an independent and autonomous institution that falls under the President’s direct control.

The main role of the Office is to provide legal services to the Government, especially legislative drafting, and legal advice to the President, the Ministries, Agencies, and Local Government Authorities in Somaliland. The Office also represents the Government in the Courts in all civil cases in which the Government and its agencies are a party.

The OSG is headed by the Solicitor General, who is the principal law officer of the Government of the Republic of Somaliland. The Solicitor General is assisted by the Deputy Solicitor General and Legal Staff composed of at least fifty (50) Solicitors and other administrative staff who share the burdens and responsibilities of the legal staff.

The Office comprises various Departments, which administer multiple statutes assigned to the Solicitor-General. These include the Legal Drafting Department, Civil Litigation Department, Planning Department, Official Gazette Department, Admin, and Finance Department, and Human Resource Department. The Office maintains field offices in regions to deal with legal issues and legal services for government agencies at the regional level.