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Open Access Piracy

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Piracy

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One of the most controversial conflicts concerning the subject of piracy was the question of creating the right to visit and search vessels. The term 'piracy' is employed in the system of international criminal law to indicate the unlawful nature of acts of plunder animus furandi. The concept of piracy in the system of Islamic international criminal law is rather different from the concept of piracy in the system of international criminal law. This is because in the latter the term 'piracy' is employed in order to denote the commission of certain criminal activities on the open or the high seas. The Islamic system of international criminal law especially recognised certain severe punishments to be inflicted upon criminals.

Keywords: international criminal law; Islamic international criminal law; piracy

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