In the wider context of the fight against terrorism, this project specifically targets building the capacity of the intelligence and police services as well as other professionals from the legal system during the criminal prosecution of individuals.
The project covers the Greater Horn of Africa region: Members States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan) + Yemen
Seminars – training sessions aimed to create and train a working group of magistrates in each of the beneficiary states.
- Working groups in each of the project’s beneficiary states
- Peer learning, training of trainers in regional and national sessions
- Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) adapted for each country
- Country guidelines providing practical information on the procedures for legal cooperation
- Online platform providing documentary resources
- Creation of a regional association of specialised prosecutors
- Support for the development of the legislation for the “MLA Act”
- Development of activities on extradition (e.g., working group, seminars and training sessions)
- Creation of an African arrest warrant in addition to activities to combat terrorism while respecting human rights
1) Développement d’un centre d’échange d’information en Somalie
2) Strengthened counter-terrorism capacity for the region’s intelligence and police services with a focus on gathering information, using it for justice, investigation techniques together with know-how for prosecutors
3) Increased regional cooperation in the areas of MLA and extradition through seminars and training on the role of legal cooperation in pursuing terrorists and on obstacles to cooperation (component implemented by CIVIPOL)
4) Improved understanding by the intelligence and police services as well as the justice system on the effectiveness of combating terrorism and respecting human rights as two mutually reinforcing elements (component implemented by CIVIPOL)
The project in figures
Overall project budget
The project began in April 2016 for an initial duration of 48 months and should end in February 2020.
Start of the project
Fin du projet