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Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce

ARTICLE: On Selecting A Judicial System(s) To Try Sea Pirates -- An Interesting/Necessary Exercise But Is It Enough To Deter The Attacks/Hijackings?

October, 2011

Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce

42 J. Mar. L. & Com. 569

Author

BARRY HART DUBNER and JOSEPH P. HENN *

Excerpt

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PREFACE

One of your authors has researched and written on the subject of sea piracy since 1977, having published the first "book" on the subject in 1980. 1 Over the years, your author has approached the topic of sea piracy from environmental and human refugee situations and has suggested a "radical" idea of attacking pirates in territorial waters on the firm belief that attacks on the environment and human refugees rise to the level of jus cogens violations. Over the past years, and before the Somali situation developed, your author felt like "the lone ranger" when dispensing interest on the subject. Things have certainly changed in that there are a few excellent new academics (since the Somali situation). World interest has been shown in the subject due to the interruption of commercial shipping in many areas of the world but, most heavily, off the 1,800 mile coast of Somalia, as well as out into the high seas. The question remains: are we accomplishing as much as we can to prosecute piracy? This essay is written to shed more light on a somewhat muddled subject: i.e., creating a new legal regime to try pirates (and the persons funding piracy?).

II

INTRODUCTION

The number of pirate attacks off the Somalia-Gulf of Aden in the ICC-IMB Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships Report - Annual Report 2010 between January and December 2010 shows that a total of 219 incidents of piracy were reported that were attributed to Somali pirates ...
 
 
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