Somalilandsun- EUCAP Nestor organized a Maritime Legislation Workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office on 24-26 October.
Accordng to a presser released by EUCAP 31 participants (3 women) came from the Prosecution Office, the Somaliland Coast Guard and Immigration Department.The Workshop focused on enhancing the cooperation and networking between Somaliland Prosecutors, the Coast Guard and Immigration Departments.
Thirty eight participants from the Judiciary (judges and prosecutors), Police, Coast Guard and immigration officers, along with Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy officers and six trainers from the Somaliland AGO attended the workshop, including four women (three trainees and one trainer).
Hosted at the Ambassador Hotel, the officers were trained on several subjects, including: theoretical and practical aspects regarding applicable Maritime Law (Jurisdiction, Territorial Water, and Maritime Crimes); the legal framework for the Somaliland Coast Guard Law; Fishery Law, Human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, contraband and investigation of maritime related crimes.
Besides acquiring additional professional skills, the enhancement of cooperation among the participating Somaliland agencies was a key objective of the workshop.
EUCAP is a civilian EU mission, under the auspices of the Common Security and Defence Policy, which assists Somaliland in strengthening its capacity to ensure maritime security.