EUCAP Somalia organised a Maritime Law and Crime Workshop for judges, prosecutors and police officers in Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia, on 17 and 19 September.
The aim of the workshop was to enhance the cooperation between judges, prosecutors and police, and to improve the knowledge of maritime security-related national and international legislation.
A total of 26 participants (four women) joined the workshop, which was conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs and Rehabilitation (MoJRAR), UNSOM, UNDP, the Director of CID and Puntland State University.
The workshop included lectures on International and Somali Maritime Law, Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling. Other elements covered were cooperation between police and prosecution, introduction to Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) and JMICC’s possibilities concerning maritime pollution and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, case studies on investigation and prosecution of maritime crime, principles of fair trail, and EUCAP Somalia’s mandate and ongoing activities.
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.