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By Robin Geiss

On the grounds that 2008 expanding pirate actions in Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean have once more drawn the overseas community's realization to piracy and armed theft at sea. States are resolved to repress those impediments to the loose move of alternate and navigation. To this finish a couple of multinational counter-piracy missions were deployed to the sector.

This ebook describes the enforcement powers that States may well depend on of their quest to repress piracy within the greater Gulf of Aden sector. The piracy principles of the United countries conference at the legislations of the ocean (UNCLOS) and the felony safeguards appropriate to maritime interception operations are scrutinized earlier than the research turns to the legal prosecution of pirates and armed robbers at sea. The dialogue comprises so-called shiprider agreements, the transfers of alleged offenders to nearby states, the jurisdictional bases for prosecuting pirates, and the feasibility of an internationalized venue for his or her trial. In addressing a number of appropriate concerns, this ebook provides an in depth and accomplished updated research of the criminal matters concerning the repression of piracy and armed theft at sea and assesses no matter if the at the moment present felony regime continues to be enough to successfully counter piracy within the twenty first century.

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10, 2008, para. 123. C. Res. 1846, Nov. 13, 2009, para. 6. 56 ICC-IMB, Piracy Report 2009, p. 25. 57 ICC-IMB, Piracy Report January-September 2009, p. 27. See also the statistics provided in the IMO, Piracy Report 2009. 58 United Nations, Monitoring Group on Somalia, Report, Dec. 10, 2008, para. 143. 59 Id. at para. 266. C. Res. 1897, para. C. Res. 1846, para. 2. 61 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted Dec. S. 197. 55 I. Piracy in the Gulf of Aden 13 (a) An act which constitutes an offense within the scope of and as defined in one of the treaties listed in the annex; or (b) Any other act intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian, or to any other person not taking an active part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate a population, or to compel a government or an international organization to do or to abstain from doing any act.

162 Thus, a look at the current practice reveals that seizing States only exceptionally, usually only when national interests are involved, prosecute piracy suspects in their domestic criminal courts. ___________ 158 Cala, The New York Times, Spain Arraigns Somalis Suspected of Piracy, Oct. html (last visited Aug. 30, 2010). S. htm (last visited Aug. res=990CE6DB153EF93AA25756C0A9669D8B63&ref=abduwali_abdukhadir_muse (last visited Aug. 30, 2010). htm (last vistited Aug. storyId=12621 8804 (last visited Aug.

22. Part 1: Current Efforts to Counter Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden 24 Between January 1 and October 31, 2009, NATO escorted over 50 merchant vessels, including several ships chartered by the World Food Program and delivering humanitarian assistance to the region. 119 3. United States-Led Combined Maritime Forces The Combined Maritime Forces are a United States-led international naval coalition, whose intended mission is to conduct integrated and coordinated operations in the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.

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