The Somaliland National Human Rights Commission (SLNHRC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament No. 39/2010 entitled “The Somaliland National Human Rights Commission Act.” The Act which entered into force on December 2010 saw the full establishment of the commission, clarification of the mandate, functions and institutional structure of the Commission. The Commission had been put in place in 2005 by the former administration in Somaliland but had never been fully established nor was its mandate, functions and institutional structure put in place by law as otherwise required by the Paris Principles. The election of a new government in June 2010 and subsequent appointment of a new cabinet saw the appointment of a new interim chair of the commission and have now passed the Human Rights Commission Act. The Act provides for the functional, operational and independence of the institution in (Article 2 and Article 33(2)).