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Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Anna Petrig and Robin Geiß


Since 2008 increasing pirate activities in Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean have once again drawn the international community's attention to piracy and armed robbery at sea. States are resolved to repress these impediments to the free flow of trade and navigation. To this end, a number of multinational counter-piracy missions have been deployed to the region. This book describes the enforcement powers that States may rely upon in their quest to repress piracy in the larger Gulf of Aden region. The piracy rules of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and t ... More

Keywords: Somalia, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, piracy, armed robbery, trade, navigation, counter-piracy missions, UNCLOS, shiprider agreements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609529
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Petrig, author
Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany
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Robin Geiß, author
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Potsdam, Germany

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