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Ulrich Fastenrath, Rudolf Geiger, Daniel-Erasmus Khan, Andreas Paulus, Sabine von Schorlemer, and Christoph Vedder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588817

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.001.0001

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea—An Unfinished Journey: Some very Preliminary Thoughts on Pirates and Other Pernicious People

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea—An Unfinished Journey: Some very Preliminary Thoughts on Pirates and Other Pernicious People

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(p.1207) Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea—An Unfinished Journey: Some very Preliminary Thoughts on Pirates and Other Pernicious People
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From Bilateralism to Community Interest
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Daniel-Erasmus Khan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0074

The phenomenon of maritime piracy has terrorized the seas since time immemorial. The number of attacks worldwide having increased more than tenfold in the past two decades, the pirate menace has always constituted a challenge not only for seafaring nations, indiscriminately exposed to the peril of being set upon by these ‘pernicious people’. Rather, as long as the oceans have been plied for commerce, it has affected all those who benefit from seafaring — so, virtually the international community as a whole. Hence, from this perspective good reasons may indeed exist for pirates to be labelled ‘Hostis Humani Generis’ (enemies of mankind), a concept credited to the Roman lawyer, statesman, and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Keywords:   maritime piracy, pirates, international law, seafaring, Hostis Humani Generis

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