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Recognition of Somaliland

  The UNIQUE case for the international recognition of the republic of somaliland 

The Republic of Somaliland re-asserted its sovereignity in May 1991 after a thirty year union with neighbouring Somalia which culminated in a long civil war and genocidal attacks on the people of Somaliland.  Somaliland is not a region which has ceded from a country, but is a state, which was independent, on its own,  in 1960, and which united voluntarily with another state (Somalia) and then  ended that union, albeit unilaterally.   The following documents set out in more detail the case for recognition of the Republic of Somaliland and, in the bibiolography, we provide further or relevant information about Somaliland’s quest for international recognition

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