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Chapter 15. Jurisdiction over Pirates and Maritime Terrorists

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Chapter Summary

This chapter first outlines the principles of jurisdiction governing piracy and crimes at sea which are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982 LOSC. Second, it explains the challenges posed by Somali piracy to the piracy regime in LOSC. Third, the chapter examines the challenges posed by piracy in Southeast Asia to the rules and principles on piracy and crimes at sea. It then examines whether the 1988 SUA Convention and other UN terrorism conventions could be effective tools in combating piracy in Somalia and Southeast Asia. The chapter focuses on the problems posed by the threat of maritime terrorism to the international legal regime governing jurisdiction over crimes at sea. It concludes by examining whether the international legal regime on jurisdiction over crimes at sea has been adapted or amended by the measures taken to meet the above challenges.

Keywords: international legal regime; jurisdiction; LOSC; maritime terrorists; Somali piracy; Southeast Asia; UN terrorism



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