Counter-piracy training in the Horn of Africa
The MFA has also sent experts to the Horn of Africa to contribute to the countries’ control over their maritime territory. The experts provided mission trainings to the coast guard, navy, civilian coastal police, prosecutors, judges and other actors to strengthen the maritime criminal justice system at every stage, from the investigation of serious maritime crimes (e.g. piracy, human trafficking, drug and weapons smuggling) to the investigation, detention and prosecution of suspects.
Almost 500 experts make up the PSR roster and attend missions coordinated by the EU, OSCE, and UN. When deployed, experts are considered representatives of the Danish Government, promoting peace, democracy and structural stability.