African Union peace support compliance team in Somalia to ensure smooth transition-Xinhua

African Union peace support compliance team in Somalia to ensure smooth transition

Source: Xinhua| 2024-02-07 21:29:00|Editor: huaxia

MOGADISHU, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- A delegation from the African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework (AUCF), which enhances AU's peace support operations' compliance with international laws, visited Somalia to bolster civilian protection efforts ahead of the transition.

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said Wednesday that the delegation led by AUCF coordinator Adebayo Kareem on Tuesday held talks with AMIS Force Commander Sam Okiding, the military component leadership, and sector commanders focusing on the recently revised AU rules of engagement.

"Discussions focused on implementing and adhering to the recently revised African Union Rules of Engagement, now aligned with ATMIS mandates to bolster civilian protection efforts," ATMIS said in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

As part of their week-long visit to Somalia, the delegation will engage with various stakeholders, including government officials, ATMIS, UN, and civil society groups to further enhance civilian protection during the transition process, the AU mission said.

The AUCF team aims to enhance AU's capacity to ensure that the pan-African body's peace support operations are continuously planned and conducted in compliance with international human rights law, including regional human rights instruments, and international humanitarian law, as well as applicable standards of conduct.