Sunday, November 5, 2017

EUCAP Somalia organizes Maritime Crime and Legislation Workshop

November 2nd 2017
EUCAP Somalia organizes Maritime Crime and Legislation Workshop
EUCAP Somalia organised a Maritime Crime and Legislation Workshop in Mogadishu for the Somali
INTERPOL Unit on 1-2 November 2017.
Ten Somali officers who attended the workshop were trained on several topics, including: Legal
Maritime concepts and Somali Maritime Legislation, international cooperation in fighting maritime
crime and Human Rights and Gender.
INTERPOL general mandate and activities were also analyzed during the workshop in order to
share information about best practices among the attendees.
Acquiring Legal Maritime concepts enables Somali INTERPOL Unit officers master the Maritime
Legal Framework which, in return, helps increase their ability to fight maritime crimes.
The workshop also aimed at enhancing Somali officers’ awareness in terms of gender
mainstreaming in the security sector. To effectively provide maritime security, the
understanding of socio-cultural gender roles and the respect of Human Rights, is key.

EUCAP Somalia is a civilian EU mission, under the auspices of the Common Security and Defence Policy,
which assists Somalia in strengthening its capacity to ensure maritime security.

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