Agreement between the European Union and Somalia on the status of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia)

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Series Details L 34, Pages 5-12
Publication Date 06/02/2020
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Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Somalia setting out the legal position of EUCAP Somalia - the EU's capacity building mission in the country - and its personnel deployed in the territory. It also covers the rights and responsibilities of the mission and its staff.

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EUCAP Somalia enhances the country’s maritime civilian law enforcement capacity by supporting federal and regional authorities in developing legislation, strengthening the criminal justice chain in the maritime domain and providing advice on policy to the Somali ministry of internal security and the Somali Police Force. The Mission supports the development of coast guard and maritime police functions in and around the main Somali ports, and implements additional assistance to broader police development.

The Mission (then EUCAP Nestor) was launched in July 2012 to support countries in the Horn of Africa to develop maritime security. In December 2016, the Council of the European Union decided that the Mission should focus on Somalia, including Somaliland. In December 2018, EUCAP Somalia’s mandate was extended until the end of 2020 by Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1942.

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EUCAP Somalia: News, 15/01/2020: EU and Federal Government of Somalia sign agreement on status of EUCAP Somalia

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