In the framework of its comprehensive approach, the European Union launched their police mission in Afghanistan on 15th of June 2007. EUPOL Afghanistan followed Germany in the lead concerning the police reform and builds on the efforts of the EU Member States and other international actors in the field of police and the rule of law. On 18 May 2010, the Council of the European Union has extended the EUPOL Mission’s mandate for a period of three years, until 31 May 2013. The mission aims at contributing to the establishment of sustainable and effective civilian policing arrangements under Afghan ownership and in accordance with international standards. More particularly, the mission monitors, mentors, advises and trains at the level of the Afghan Ministry of Interior, regions and provinces. Further the Mission will support the reform process towards a trusted and efficient police service, which works in accordance with international standards, within the framework of the rule of law and respect human rights.