Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Mare Liberum and Maritime Security: Contradiction or Complement?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

It should be commonplace that security at sea is, to say the least, challenged by numerous threats. If not countered appropriately, these threats will inevitably limit our economic sustainability as well as our capabilities to continue using the world's oceans for security operations?whether they are authorized by the UN Security Council, conducted within a regional framework, or in pursuance of national security considerations. Instead of thoroughly scrutinizing the applicable law, they rely on doctrines originating from the past that find no basis in current international law. This chapter concentrates on three threats to maritime security also referred to by Admiral Hoch: piracy and armed robbery at sea, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism. It shows that international law applicable to maritime security operations provides for operable rules that do not pose an obstacle, but rather, if interpreted and applied correctly, enable our naval forces to take necessary measures.

Keywords: Admiral Hoch; international law; legal restraints; maritime security; piracy; political will; security at sea; terrorism; UN Security Council; weapons of mass destruction



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Legal Challenges in Maritime Security — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation