The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea

European and International Perspectives

Edited by: Panos Koutrakos, Achilles Skordas

Now available in paperback, this collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. The book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasizes and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (the EU, the US, NATO, the UK, Germany). As the migration crisis in the Southern Central Mediterranean is unfolding, and the EU designs its policy for the disruption of the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks, the book offers an excellent analysis on the practices of the international community for the disruption of the business model of Somali piracy. The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists, and international relations theorists, as well as policy makers and students of law, politics, and international relations. *** "...an excellent contribution to the existing academic literature on maritime piracy.some of the book's chapters address issues of regional and national counter-piracy law and policy, which have not been comprehensively discussed by any previously published piracy materials.the book is extremely thorough and provides an excellent overall picture of the problems linked to the recent rise of maritime piracy...." -- ASIL Cables (the online daily reporter of the American Society of International Law) [Subject: International Law, European Law, Maritime Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Public Law, International Affairs, Politics]


Publication Date: 8/27/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849469685

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