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.