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The International legal framework for piracy

Chapter


Abstract


  • In recent years, piracy around the Horn of Africa has become an increasing concern.

    Yet despite the currency of the problem, piracy is a crime that has been a challenge for

    humanity throughout recorded history. It is sometimes referred to as an 'international

    crime' and has, for centuries, attracted universal jurisdiction to combat it on the high

    seas.1 This paper considers the nature and substance of the legal framework for piracy at

    international law, tracing it from its origins to the contemporary challenges faced today.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Kaye, S. (2011). The International legal framework for piracy. In A. Forbes (Eds.), Australia's Response to Piracy: A Legal Perspective (pp. 35-44). Canberra: Sea Power Centre-Australia.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1423

Book Title


  • Australia's Response to Piracy: A Legal Perspective

Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 44

Abstract


  • In recent years, piracy around the Horn of Africa has become an increasing concern.

    Yet despite the currency of the problem, piracy is a crime that has been a challenge for

    humanity throughout recorded history. It is sometimes referred to as an 'international

    crime' and has, for centuries, attracted universal jurisdiction to combat it on the high

    seas.1 This paper considers the nature and substance of the legal framework for piracy at

    international law, tracing it from its origins to the contemporary challenges faced today.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Kaye, S. (2011). The International legal framework for piracy. In A. Forbes (Eds.), Australia's Response to Piracy: A Legal Perspective (pp. 35-44). Canberra: Sea Power Centre-Australia.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1423

Book Title


  • Australia's Response to Piracy: A Legal Perspective

Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 44