Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Counter-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden

Petrig, Anna

Strafrecht (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Sieber)
MPI für ausländ. und internat. Strafrecht, Freiburg

A year after the first deployment of military ships in the Gulf of Aden, piracy and armed robbery at sea continue to pose a threat to the safety of commercial maritime routes and to the delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia. Hence, it is not surprising that the United Nations Security Council renewed the authorization to fight piracy in the territorial waters of Somalia and on the Somali mainland for another year in November 2009.

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