EUCAP Somalia organized a Maritime Legal Seminar for Somalia’s Attorney General Office (AGO)’s personnel in Mogadishu from November 27-29. This is the eighth Maritime Legal Seminar organized by the Mission, and the 6th in 2017 alone.
Ten participants, including three women, attended the seminar and actively engaged with EU Legal experts delivering lectures.
Topics covered during the workshop included: Somali maritime criminal legislation; Criminal file preparation; Management of Violence against Women cases; Communication and questioning techniques for criminal cases and the management of Criminal files. An exercise on the preparation of charges for maritime related cases and studying interviews from victims was also part of the three days’ seminar.
The lecture on Management of Violence against Women cases focused on a victim-centered approach, aiming at enhancing the capacity of prosecutors to manage and respond to cases involving violence against women and girls.
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.